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A News Magazine published 

by Governor Dummer Academy 

FALL 1992 



Art Exhibit: Leslie Bostrom 

November 6 - Dec. 17 
Friday, November 6 

Alumni Winter Games 

Sunday, January 10 

Faculty/Student Art Show 

January 15 - Feb.5 
Friday, January 15 

Art Exhibit: Jesse Amar 

February 8 - March 4 
Friday, February 26 

Academy Players Drama Production 

February 25 - 27 

Art Exhibit: Diana Froley 

March 26 - May 2 
Friday, March 26 

Art Exhibit: IlaSahai Prouty 

May 7 - June 14 
Friday, May 14 

Academy Players Drama Production 

May 14 - 15 

Student Art Show 

May 28 - June 4 
Friday, May 28 

Alumni Spring Games 

Saturday, May 29 

230th Commencement 

June 3, 4 

Reunion '93 

June 11, 12, 13 

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FALL, 1992 

"Who's the Guy in Charge Here?" 

By Susan R. Perry '81 

Alumna, master teacher and Athletic Director 
Susan R. Perry '81 looks at the progress women 
have made at Governor Dummer since 
co-education became a reality in 1971. This is the 
fourth in a continuing series celebrating the 
twentieth anniversary of women at GDA. 


"Fat Chance" 

Archon Profile 

David W. Yesair '50 is living up to Ben Stone's 
43-year-old assessment of him, and making the best 
use of his abilities as a medical pioneer. His 
research and development of lipid-based drug 
delivery and nutrition products could hold the key 
to increased longevity for cystic fibrosis and AIDS 


Reunion '92: They Came in Droves . . . 

A look back at the summer's reunion activities in 
Byfield — the cookouts, cocktail parties, the 
games... and the mosquitoes. 



Commencement '92 

Among our newest alumnae are Kate Atkins and 
Erin Elwell, winners of the Morse Flag and the 
Academy Prize, respectively. A look at the Class of 
'92, and their Milestone day. 


On the cover: 

Mathematics master teacher David 
Van Ness pauses on the walk to 
Parsons Schoolhouse to talk with 
Archie Seal '93. (Photograph by 
David Oxton.) 


Class Notes 25 

From the Alumni Council 44 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 23 

On Campus 4 

Sports 21 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 


June 27, 1992 

June 22, 1992 

June 18, 1992 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, Faculty and Staff, 

I wanted to take a moment to thank 
each of you for your time, compassion and as- 
sistance over the past four years. When I en- 
tered Governor Dummer, I never dreamed that 
I would leave behind a place so full of mem- 
ories. Through your help, I grew and matured 
into the individual I am today, and I cannot 
explain to you how much this means to me. 

I will never forget the understanding 
words of the teacher who consoled me when I 
was upset, or the patience of the teacher who 
answered my persistent questions, or the 
teacher who shared my excitement over good 
news, or the teacher who became my friend as 
a result of all this. I leave GDA with pain in my 
heart, for I am leaving my security blanket, but 
I know that I am also prepared for a long, 
exciting future. 

Thank you for everything. The Academy 
Prize was an honor I will always treasure, and I 
will always think of my wonderful four years 
spent at GDA when I look at it. 


Erin Elwell '92 
Newburyport, MA 

June 23, 1992 

Dear Headmaster Peter Bragdon, 

Governor Dummer sent me a copy of the 
1992 Spring Archon, which emphasizes the 
retirement of two faculty members, Bill Sperry 
and David Williams. I thank you and the 
Academy for it. The fastest way to say their 
retirement is: "They went out in a blaze of 
glory." Not the least in insight and truth and 
good words of what is said about these two 
teachers is your essay. I'm sure you didn't need 
the Henry Adams quotation in your 
understanding of the good work of the 
teachers in a culture; you have long since 
known what's what about teachers. I don't 
know Bill Sperry, but now I know much about 
him. I do know Dave Williams, and am 
delighted to know the good things said about 
him, I can think of no higher praise to say 
than that he is a good teacher and a good 

I'm sure somewhere in the GDA faculty 
there are men and women ready to replace the 
retirees, and may Governor Dummer Academy 
continue to contribute to the welfare of our 

Again, many thanks for The Archon. 


Barnitz Williams 
Gettysburg, PA 

Dear Peter: 

It was a pleasure for me to finally have 
an opportunity to meet you and Dottie during 
the recent reunion festivities. Of the various 
educational institutions that I have had the 
good fortune to attend, Governor Dummer has 
always been my most favorite, and brings back 
the fondest memories. It now appears to me 
that the leadership for the Academy remains in 
good hands, and this visit has encouraged me 
to keep in a close contact as I possibly can. 

Incidentally, this was my wife Lynda's 
first visit to Governor Dummer, but she men- 
tioned that she now understands how I feel 
about the school. 

While I was perhaps closer to masters 
like Evans, Miller, Stone and Navins, it was a 
pleasure to be there with you on the occasion 
of celebrating Dave Williams' and Bill Sperry's 
retirement. I did know them reasonably well, 
and enjoyed having the opportunity to chat 
with them. 

I hope you can produce the good 
weather we had over the reunion weekend 
every time. It was just great, and made the 
campus look even better. Thanks to all for 
arranging a fine weekend. 


Frank S. Dickerson, III '57 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 

June 24, 1992 
Dear Peter: 

You certainly have GDA on a roll! What 
exciting reports to read, from Science 2000 to 
Square One. I hope you publicize these 
programs widely to benefit both GDA and the 
independent school world. You should be very 
proud of restating, in spades, the original 
raison d'etre of independent education: to be 
free for the sake of our children's future and 
the world they will have to regenerate. 

I think, Peter, it is crucial in broad- 
casting GDA's new programs to educate the 
public that there is, in truth, a return to an 
earlier proven concept of education, namely, to 
enhance mastery of skills and subject matter. 
Often what appears in the guise of progressive 
education is a restatement of earlier forms of 
teaching that have gotten lost in, or been 
distorted in, the periods of public reaction to 
external events. 

Best to you and Dottie, 

Howard Greene 

The Educational Consulting Center 

Westport, CT 

Dear Peter: 

I had been prepared for a great article 
on Dave and Bill in The Archon, and I was not 
disappointed — what a wonderful tribute to 
two grand men. Your message was so powerful: 
it tied this great art of teaching together with 
our heritage of Governor Dummer. I count 
myself among the fortunate to have taken that 
walk you refer to. I do it in my mind often, and 
see faces first and buildings second. The Old 
Guard and the "New" Old Guard are all in 
their familiar places as I take that walk. 

I know we have masters today who are 
just as worthy of their title as those Old Guard 
masters of yesterday, but I must admit that I 
am very glad I had the chance to know and 
love these men who continue to honor, and to 
whose ranks we now add Dave and Bill. You 
captured that emotion to me in your message, 
and I thank you for it, and the pictures of one 
who spiritually will always be somewhere near 
Navins Field. 

Best, as always, 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69 
Newport, RI 

April 28, 1992 
Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

I would like to thank you, the staff of 
Governor Dummer and the student body for a 
day that will be a special treasure in my bank 
of happy memories. 

Last Friday I attended Grandparents' 
Day at Governor Dummer. From your warm 
greeting at the morning coffee gathering to the 
last note of the student concert, the day was 
filled with happy and interesting activities. 

As a retired teacher I was very impressed 
with the curriculum, and I must say, a little 
envious of the teachers having small classes 
and great interaction with the students. I was 
warmly welcomed into each class and enjoyed 
trying to keep up with the lessons going on. 

Cara is my oldest grandchild — the first 
— and has always been a source of great joy. 
The opportunity to spend a whole day with her 
was a real treat. 

I would also like to thank the Allies for 
the delicious High Tea. I met some very 
interesting people. Everyone was most cordial. 

I'm sure the day took a great deal of 
planning on your part. It was greatly 
appreciated by all of us grandparents who 
think our grandchildren are so special. 

Thank you again, 


Eileen Endyke GP '93 
Lawrence, MA 

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Headmaster's Message 

t^ Archon 


Peter W. Bragdon. Headmaster 


David L. Bergmann 70 

Assistant Editor 
Amy F. Mack '87 


David Oxton 

Director of Development 

Karen E. McGinley 

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations 
and Development 
Benjamin C. Armstrong '85 

Archon Advisory Board 
Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton '70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
VV. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury' '79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Carl A. Pescosolido. Jr. '55. President 

Richard B. Osgood '53. P'85'88, Vice President 

William B. Ardiff '55. Secretary' 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69. Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine D. D'Orio P'88'95 

Shirley S. French P'76 

Mirick Friend '59 

Michael E. Hoover 71 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'96 

Mary F. Mack P'87'91'93 

George E. McGregor. Jr. '51 

Daniel M. Morgan '67 

Dodge D. Morgan '50, P'92 

William R. Plumer '53 

Jonathan S. Shafmaster '63, P'90 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Courtney S. Wang 74 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80'83 

Frederic B. Withington 

Alumni Trustees 
Putnam P. Flint '37 
Thomas S. Tobey '62 
Carrie E. Walton '88 

Alumni Council 

Arthur H. Veasey. Ill '68. President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

Peter M. Sherin '59. Past President 

Deborah E. Adams 74 

Thomas R. Bell 73 

Benjamin B. Brewster '43 

Peter T Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

Henry B. Eaton 70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '85 

Martha A. Lawlor '82 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Brian Noyes 76 

George L. Richards III 77 

Peter F Richardson 75 

The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, 
Winter and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy. 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. 
Letters are welcome from alumni, parents and friends 
of the Academy. 

At noon on Saturday, October 17, the 
Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field House 
was dedicated. After receiving acco- 
lades for his leadership and generosity 
from Trustee George McGregor '50, Direc- 
tor of Athletics and Afternoon Activities 
Susan Perry '81 and the Headmaster, Skip 
Pescosolido turned from the unveiling to 
the podium. "I do not understand all this 
gratitude," he said; "My bank does not 
thank me when I pay back a loan. And I 
have only begun to pay back what 
Governor Dummer has given me." 

Three weeks later, on the night of 
November 11, an out-of-control driver in 
Dallas ended Skip Pescosolido's 
life. Today, the Academy's 
flag, between the Frost 
Building and the Little Red 
Schoolhouse, flies at half- 
mast as we try to make sense 
of this senseless tragedy. 

Skip's resume says 
much: He was graduated from 
GDA in 1955, after setting 
seven individual and two 
team track and field records. He captained 
the football team and co-captained the 
spring track team. He was graduated from 
Harvard in 1959, cum laude, having been 
a member of the football and track teams 
there. He had taught at Morgan Park Aca- 
demy in Chicago, and he had worked in 
his family's business in Ipswich before 
moving to California to begin a new 
career in the citrus industry. He had been 
successful in both that enterprise and in 
others ranging from Texas to Jamaica. He 
had a warm and brilliant partner in his 
wife, Linda; and they had three extra- 
ordinary children and two wonderful 
grandchildren. He had been a member of 
the Governor Dummer Academy Board of 
Trustees since 1970, and had been presi- 
dent since 1980. 

The resume, however, does not 
begin to describe the true value of Skip's 
life. Skip was generous not only with what 
he had earned, but with his time and 
advice as he spearheaded the advance- 
ment of his school. Along with my late 

father and a former headmaster, he was 
my mentor, always available to provide 
direction and wisdom. The night before 
my first Trustees meeting in 1983, Skip 
said he would "go the whole run" with 
me, and that we would leave Governor 
Dummer Academy as the best school of 
its kind. 

Skip was a great teacher. During the 
next decade at Governor Dummer, I will 
honor his cause and continue to apply the 
lessons he taught to the mission of the 
Academy. Only in this way can I repay to 
him wh^t he has given me. 

Has Skip Pescosolido's run stopped? 
No, it has just begun. Tomorrow, he will 
be running with the cross-country teams 
in the New Englands at Groton; he will be 
striking the ball in the field hockey games 
at Buckingham Browne & Nichols; and 
breaking into the open in the soccer 
games at BB&N and Belmont Hill; and he 
will be throwing a pass in the football 
game against Belmont Hill. Wherever 
GDA's cardinal red is worn with pride, he 
will be present. He will be with the 
student preparing a term paper in the 
Frost Library; with the young artist 
expressing herself on canvas in the Kaiser 
Visual Arts Center; with the young thes- 
pian learning his role on the Thompson 
Performing Arts Center stage; 
and with the teacher alter- 
nately providing extra help 
and quelling hall hockey 
games. He will certainly be 
with the Board and by my 
side when we are directing 
Governor Dummer's course 
toward greatness. 

In 1987, on the eve of 
our capital campaign, Skip 
presented the view of the farmer he was, 
both actual and visionary: "Governor 
Dummer's farm between the two rivers, 
the Parker and the Mill, has produced a 
harvest of experiences for generations of 
students, faculty and trustees. We, the 
benefactors of these harvests, are obliged 
to replace that which we took from the 
place between the rivers to ensure that 
the Governor's farm is never depleted." 
Skip will be with the Governor Dummer 
family, 4,000-strong, as each member 
makes a decision on his or her 
relationship with the Governor's academy. 
In a very real sense, there is no past 
tense about Skip's leadership and inspira- 
tion. His vision and his teaching are still 
in place. No, Skip's run has not stopped; 
he will, indeed, "go the whole run" with 
Governor Dummer Academy through the 
commitment of all those touched by him. 

Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster 

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On Campus 

State Champ 

Keri J. Mulloy '93, of Rye, NH, was named 
the New Hampshire State Junior Women's Golf 
Champion after receiving a number one ranking 
in the state and winning this summer's 
tournament. She is the only female competitor on 
the Academy's golf team, and plans to play in 
college. Mulloy 's goal is to play on the national 
women's circuit, playing golf professionally. 

German Exchange 

Governor Dummer Academy completed its 
annual exchange program with Ahrensburg High 
School in Germany on October 7. 

The 15 German students were hosted by 
local day students' families, and participated in 
the day to day activities of GDA students. In 
addition to attending classes on campus, the 
group took a harbor cruise out of Portsmouth, 
NH, and attended a Red Sox baseball game on 
one of their many trips to Boston. 

German teacher John Seufert noted the 
importance of the students' participation in the 
program, saying, "Studying German at GDA has 
taken on a whole new dimension. Students learn 
linguistically and culturally, and have developed 
international friendships that have proven to last 
for years." 

The Academy and Ahrensburg High 
School have hosted seven exchange groups since 
the program's inception in 1979, the most recent 
being GDA's three-week trip to Ahrensburg in 

The next exchange trip is planned for June 
of 1994, which will include a four-day biking and 
sailing adventure. 

Old Guardsmen Honored 

Two of Governor Dummer's longest-serving 
teachers were honored in dedication ceremonies 
at GDA on October 3. The dedications were the 
result of 45th Reunion gifts from the Class of 
1947 recognizing Arthur W. Sager and Thomas 
McClary Mercer, who together devoted 78 
teaching years to the Academy. GDA Trustee 
Josiah Welch '47 of Newburyport led his class 
and other honored guests in the tribute. 

The Academy's football and lacrosse field, 
known as the Byfield Bowl, was dedicated as the 
'Arthur W. Sager Bowl" in honor of the GDA 
teacher and coach of 39 years. Before joining 
Governor Dummer's faculty in 1930, Sager was a 
member of the 1928 United States Olympic Team, 
setting a world record in the javelin. While at the 
Academy, Sager wrote Speak Your Way to 
Success, which he used in teaching public 
speaking more than 30,000 executives in 26 
states and 14 countries. In addition to these 
accomplishments, Sager coached numerous 
legendary football teams at Governor Dummer. 

In June, Sager also was recently inducted 
into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in Portland 
for his 1928 performance in the Olympics, and 
his 29 years of dedication to sports at Governor 

Sager Bowl: The plaque commemorating the 
Arthur W. Sager Bowl. 

The Academy dedicated the Noyes Library 
classroom in the name of the late Thomas 
McClary Mercer, who chaired the GDA English 
department for most of his 39 years at the school, 
and taught most of his classes in that room. 
Mercer was hired at the Academy in 1930, and 
dedicated his life to teaching GDA students until 
1969. Welch said Mercer was "known and loved 
for his wit, his sensitivity and his scholarship — 
qualities well remembered by students even 62 
years later...." 

Old Guard Faculty: Mac Murphy, Buster Navins, Art Sager and John Witherspoon at the Sager Bowl 

Old friends: Art Sager is congratulated by 
friend and fellow Old Guardsman Mac Murphy 
at the Sager Bowl dedication. 

"The Academy has seen few teachers in its 
229-year history whose impact on Governor 
Dummer compares to that of these two men," 
said Headmaster Peter W Bragdon. "Their 
positive influence extends to generations of 
alumni, current students and faculty who have 
known and learned from them." 

NEPSAC Praises Morgan 

Trustee Dodge D. Morgan '50 has been 
selected as the 1992 recipient of the Martin 
William Souders Memorial Award by the New 
England Preparatory School Athletic Council 

The award was established in 1967 in 
memory of Martin William Souders, Director of 
Physical Education at Milton Academy 
(1919-1929) and Phillips Exeter (1930-1962) and 
the first president of NEPSAC. It is given "in 
recognition of his leadership, vision, dedication, 
and the constant and valuable contributions 
which he made to the cause and stature of 
Physical Education and Athletics among 
Independent Schools." The award is presented 
annually "to a graduate of a New England 
Independent School who made a distinguished 
record in sports, and who has since made a 
distinguished record in life through his ideals, 
leadership and accomplishments." 

Morgan is best known for his single- 
handed circumnavigation of the world in his 
60-foot sloop "American Promise" in 1985. He 
successfully beat the 159-day record by nine days, 
setting 13 offshore sailing records in the process. 

GDA Graduates Earn High Marks on 
AP Examinations 

Four 1992 Governor Dummer Academy 
graduates have been named Advanced Placement 
Scholars by the College Board in recognition of 
their outstanding achievement on the college- 
level AP Examinations. 

Only about 11 percent of the 388,000 
students who took AP Examinations in May 1992 
performed at a sufficiently high level to merit 
such recognition. 

The College Board recognizes three levels 
of achievement: the AP Scholar with Distinction, 
the AP Scholar with Honor and the AP Scholar. 

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Sarah Kate Atkins earned the AP Scholar 
with Honor Award by achieving the highest 
possible grade on all four of the examinations she 
took in history, in English and in calculus. The 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Victor S. Atkins of Reilly 
Avenue, Newburyport, she is currently a student 
at Swarthmore College. 

Heather J. Iram earned the AP Scholar 
Award by earning high marks on three AP 
Examinations in history — English and German. 
The daughter of Mrs. Lois E. Mattson of 
Marquand Lane, Newburyport, and Mr. Richard 
D. Iram of Horton Street, Amesbury, she is 
currently a student at Oberlin College. 

Jennifer D. Noon earned the AP Scholar 
Award by earning high marks on three AP 
Examinations in English and French. The 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chip Noon of Newcastle 
Avenue, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, she is 
currently a student at Bryn Mawr College. 

Emily Keaney earned the AP Scholar with 
Honors Award by acheiving high marks on four 
AP Examinations in English, calculus and 
physics. The daughter of Mr. Paul Keaney of Mill 
Street, Gonic, NH, she is currently a student at 
Brandeis University. 

GDA English Teacher Selected to 
Read and Score Advanced 
Placement Examinations 

English teacher Edward Rybicki was 
selected to participate in the annual reading and 
scoring of Advanced Placement Examinations in 
Princeton, NJ, in June. 

More than half a million examinations in 
16 disciplines were evaluated were evaluated by 
over 2,100 faculty consultants from high schools 
and universities across the United States. The 
College Board considers these men and women 
to be among the country's best high school 
educators, many of whom represent the finest 
academic institutions in North America. 

The AP Program gives thousands of 
capable high school students the opportunity to 
take rigorous college-level courses and 
examinations and to receive credit or advanced 
placement when they enter college. According to 
Dr. Wade Curry, AP Program Director at the 
College Board, the AP Reading is the ideal 
environment for high school teachers and college 
faculty to exchange ideas and foster professional- 
ism within the discipline. He believes that, "at a 
time when the nation is focusing on ways to 
ensure and improve quality in education, it is vital 
to recognize the contributions of teachers like Ed 
Rybicki, who is making a commitment to 
education and following it through." 

Rybicki has been teaching English at 
Governor Dummer since 1977. He is a graduate 
of Salem State College, where he also received his 
master's degree. In addition to teaching, Rybicki 
is a dorm parent and track and field coach. 

Erost Library Adds to the CD-ROM 

The Academy's library has added a new 
component to the Infotrak System introduced 
last year. 

Infotrak, a compact disk-based system, 
allows students to search almost instantaneously 
through hundreds of magazines to find articles 
on specified subjects. With the addition of 
another personal-sized computer system now in 
the library, students have access to over 700 
newspapers in publication throughout the 

"Students can use the system without 
assistance once they learn how," said Mary Leary, 
the school librarian, "which gives them more 
independence and saves all of us time. It also 
forces them to narrow their topics in order to give 
the computer the most accurate command to find 
the articles they need," she said. 

Once a topic is specified, the computer 
produces the date and first line of the most 
recent article on the topic. The compact disk 
used in the computer is updated every month, 
and searches back as far as five years. Then the 
date, newspaper source of the article, and the 
location of the newspaper in the accompanying 
microfiche files is given. The newspaper can then 
be found in the files, and can be read or 
photocopied from the new microfiche projector. 
The library still will receive copies of the local 
newspapers and major national magazines, but 
the Infotrak System will eventually eliminate the 
library's storage problem. Leary also noted that 
the system will help the library realize a 
significant savings in subscription costs. 

The Academy will have the new system on 
a trial basis until December 1st, at which time the 
school may purchase it, as was done with last 
year's magazine index system. 

Leary is running orientation lessons on the 
library in general and on the new CD-ROM 
system for freshmen. 

Board Elects Three New Members 

The GDA Board of Trustees has elected 
three new members to its ranks: Dr. Thomas S. 

Tobey '62, Carrie E. Walton '88 and Putnam P. 
Flint '37. 

Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Tom 
Tobey spent three years at the Academy, where he 
was a three-sport varsity athlete (soccer, basket- 
ball and lacrosse). He was chosen the Most Valua- 
ble Player on the lacrosse team in his senior year. 
The winner of a Special Prize at Commencement, 
Tobey was also a member of the Governor staff, 
the Cheerleaders, the Glee Club and the 

He was graduated from Colgate in 1966 
with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He 
suffered a serious injury while serving in the 
Vietnam war, and was awarded the Purple Heart 
and the Bronze Star. In 1972, he earned a 
master's degree in psychology from Stanford, and 
in 1982 completed his doctorate in Education 
and Counseling Psychology, also from Stanford. 

Tobey was the head of the middle school at 
Garland Country Day School in Denver, and a 
member of the Deerfield Academy faculty before 
moving to northern California and joining the 
faculty of Phillips Brooks School. 

Currently he is a psychologist with the 
Portola Valley School District, and lives in Los 
Altos, California. Married to the former Karen 
Foley in 1972, Tobey is the father of two girls, 
Rachel (16) and Kirsten (14). Tom has been a 
GDA Class Secretary since 1987. His brother, 
William B. Tobey, is a member of the Academy's 
Class of 1970. 

Carrie Walton attended Governor Dummer 
for three years, during which she was a consistent 
member of the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll. 
She was a member of the varsity soccer and 
volleyball teams during her junior and senior 
years, and was a dormitory proctor, Big Sister, 
Milestone staff member and the Head Tour Guide 
in her senior year. 

After graduating from GDA, Walton 
entered Georgetown University. More recently, she 

Unveiling: Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon and Kittle Mercer watch as Trustee Jostah Welch '47 and 
Jack Deering '47 unveil the plaque dedicating the Thomas McClary Mercer Room. 

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On Campus 

has been studying in England. She is the daugh- 
ter of S. Robson Walton, Chairman of Wal-Mart 
Stores, and granddaughter of the company's late 
founder, Sam Walton. 

Put Flint graduated from Governor 
Dummer Academy after finding little academic 
success in several other schools. He credits GDA 
with providing him with the support and atmos- 
phere he needed to succeed while dealing with a 
problem that wouldn't be diagnosed for another 
43 years: dyslexia. 

During World War II, Flint commanded a 
platoon of tank destroyers in France and Ger- 
many. In 1955, with neither college degree nor 
mechanical training, he developed and began 
manufacturing the world's first automatic batter 
mixer with viscosity control — a food-coating 
machine still used by companies including Camp- 
bell Soup, Gorton's, Heinz, ConAgra, Howard 
Johnson, Mrs. Paul's, Tyson, Swanson and Van De 
Kamp's. He is chairman of Wilevco, of Watertown, 
MA, which continues to manufacture and lease 
these machines to the food industry. 

Put and his wife Dottie were married in 
1944, and they have four children and eight 
grandchildren. The Flints live in Weston, MA. 
Legendary as a GDA Class Agent, Put's record in 
fund-raising prompted the Academy to name the 
Putnam P. Flint Bowl for class participation for 
him in 1982 — the only year since that he has 
not won it. He also is active in supporting the 
Association of Episcopal Colleges, on whose 
board he sits, and various other charities. 

Nine Educators Added 

Nine men and women have been 
appointed to the Governor Dummer Academy 
faculty for 1992-93, creating what Headmaster 

Peter W Bragdon says is "among the finest in the 
Academy's 229-year history." 

"We are indeed fortunate to have assem- 
bled an extremely talented and diverse group of 
new faculty members," Bragdon said, adding, 
"Our faculty is the key to our continuing quest 
for excellence." 

William Quigley joins GDA as Chairman of 
the History Department after extensive experi- 
ence as a consultant for schools and colleges with 
Paideia Communications in Boxford and Image 
Presentations in Boston. In 1984, Quigley began 
teaching History at the Rivers School in Weston, 
and was chairman of the History Department in 
1986 until 1989. He is a 1978 honors graduate of 
Middlebury College, where he received his degree 
in American Studies. 

Quigley is a dorm parent in Ingham, where 
he lives with his wife Leslie and their two chil- 
dren. He also is on the Academic Affairs 
Committee, and will be assistant coach of the 
men's varsity baseball team. 

Cynthia Gofman joins the Academy's 
History Department after working as a research 
assistant at the Center for East-West Trade, 
Investment and Communications at Duke 
University. Gofman is a 1978 graduate of Smith 
College, where she majored in Government and 
Russian Studies. She received her master's degree 
in Government and Foreign Affairs in 1986 from 
the University of Virginia, where she is currently 
working on her Ph.D.. In addition, she has 
studied in the J.D. program at the University of 
Virginia School of Law, Moscow State University's 
Civil Law School, Middlebury College's Russian 
School and The Pushkin Institute of Russian 
Language and Literature in Moscow. 

Uncle Tom's Cabin: An undated photograph of the late Thomas McClary Mercer and his students in 
the Noyes Library classroom, which was recently dedicated in his honor. 

6 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Gofman's honors include a Fullbright- 
Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, an 
International Research and Exchange Board 
Fellowship, a Foreign Language Area Studies 
Fellowship and a Social Science Research Studies 
Fellowship for work on Soviet domestic politics. 
In 1989, 1990 and 1991 Gofman was named 
Duke University's McArthur Scholar for her work 
as research assistant at the Center for East-West 
Trade, Investment and Communications. 

In addition to her teaching duties, Gofman 
assists in the Community Service program. She 
and her husband Misha live on campus in 
Commons III. 

The Academy's new Director of Devel- 
opment, Karen McGinley, comes to Governor 
Dummer from Simmons College, where she has 
been Associate Director of Development and 
Director of Major Gifts and Annual Funds 
since 1987. 

A cum laude graduate of Wheaton College 
with a degree in government, McGinley was 
Assistant Director of Annual Giving and 
Sesquicentennial Campaign Project Coordinator 
at her alma mater between 1983 and 1986. 
Before reaching Simmons, she was Assistant 
Director of Development at Brimmer and May 
School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. 

McGinley also serves on the Advisory and 
Trustee committees. 

The Academy welcomes K.C. Cassell as 
Associate Director of Admissions and Director of 
Financial Aid. Cassell comes to GDA from The 
Kent School, where he was Assistant Director of 
Admissions from 1989 to 1990, and Director of 
Annual Giving since 1989. He also was the 
Director of Secondary School Placement and a 
teacher of English and history at the Rectory 
School in Pomfret, CT. 

Cassell is a 1982 graduate of Hobart 
College, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree 
of Arts in American History. In addition, he is 
enrolled in Trinity College's master's degree 
program in History, and has completed summer 
courses at Harvard University's School of Arts 
and Sciences. 

Cassell also is a senior class advisor, 
assistant coach of the men's varsity basketball 
team and a dorm parent in Eames Dormitory, 
where he lives with his wife Kerry and their three 

Heather Hyslop joins Governor Dummer as 
Associate Director of Admissions. Hyslop is a 
1988 graduate of Carleton College, and has 
recently earned her master's degree in education 
from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Hyslop comes to the Academy after work- 
ing as Associate Director of Admissions at Miss 
Hall's School in Pittsfield, an Admissions Officer 
at Choate Rosemary Hall School in Wallingford, 
CT, and a teacher and resident counselor at the 
McDuffie School in Springfield. 

In addition to her work in the Admissions 
Office, Hyslop is a freshman class advisor. She 
will be coaching women's track in the spring. 

Admissions Intern and History teacher 
Kara Moheban '88 comes to Governor Dummer 
from Boston College. She earned a bachelor's 
degree in history in 1992, and was a member of 
the Gold Key National Honor Society, the Phi 
Alpha Theta History Honor Society and Cum 
Laude. At Boston College, she was a member of 
the Bellarmine Law Academy, Amnesty Interna- 
tional and the NCAA Division I Women's 
Lacrosse Team. 

Moheban is a dorm parent in Moody 
House, and a freshman class advisor. She will be 
coaching women's lacrosse in the spring. 

Photography instructor David Oxton comes 
to GDA after studying at Boston University 
School of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts College of 
Art and the New England School of Photography. 
Oxton currently operates his own photography 
business — specializing in portraiture — in 
Amesbury, where he lives with his wife, Diane, 
and two children. 

Janet Epstein, R. N. will expand her 
current duties as staff nurse at the Academy by 
teaching a health education course this year. 
Epstein completed her nursing education at 
Northeastern University and Northern Essex 
Community College. Before joining the GDA staff, 
Epstein worked at New England Deaconess Hos- 
pital in Boston, Elliot Hospital in Manchester, 
NH, and the Cedardale Groveland Summer Camps. 

Bejamin C. Armstrong '85 joins the 
Academy's Development Office as Assistant Direc- 
tor of Alumni Relations and Development. He is a 
1989 graduate of Colby College , where he maj- 
ored in English. While at Colby, he participated 
in the "Colby in Kenya" program, studying the 
economic and social development in Nairobi. He 
also was part of an exchange program with the 
University of Glasgow, Scotland. 

Armstrong comes to GDA after three years 
of work at Colby-Saywer College in New London, 
NH. As an Admissions Counselor in 1990, he 
recruited the first class of male applicants for the 
previously all-women's college. He was appointed 
Colby-Sawyer's Associate Director of Admissions 
in 1991. 

Square One Wins Approval 

Governor Dummer's new Square One 
initiatives, which bring renewed focus to the 
Academy's academic program, have won 
resounding endorsements from the faculty and 
students after its first month of implementation. 

The Square One Committee, composed of 
six GDA faculty members, spent two years 
studying ways to promote excellence within the 
Academy's academic program. Their research 
resulted in a series of refinements the Committee 
developed in collaboration with the 
administration, faculty and trustees. In addition 
to underscoring the Academy's long-held belief 
that subject mastery takes precedence over 
material coverage, the Committee outlined a ten- 
point program involving all aspects of the 
academic day. Most obvious among the new 
program refinements, which together reflect an 

important evolutionary step in the Academy's 
program, is the establishment of a schedule that 
allows for extended 60- and 90-minute classes. 

Asked in a written survey to rate the effects 
of the new schedule and program on life at GDA, 
faculty members replied unanimously that the 
schedule and program changes have had a 
positive impact. Faculty members also were 
positive about the effects the new program has 
had on the school's academic atmosphere: 
Twenty-four faculty members said the academic 
atmosphere this year is "more serious" than last 
year, while ten said it was "about the same." None 
said it was "less serious." 

The faculty members were asked in the 
survey to cite "the best thing about the new 
program." The most common response was that 
the schedule permitted "better preparation for 
class by faculty and students." Other respondents 
noted that the new schedule allows for "more 
depth and focus," "more cooperative learning" 
and "more hands-on activities." 

The students' survey was equally positive. 
When asked about the effects of Square One, 75 
percent of the students surveyed felt the program 
has had a positive impact in the GDA community, 
and 13 percent have felt a negative effect. The ac- 
ademic atmosphere has become "more serious," 
according to 68 percent of the students surveyed, 
while only four percent feel it is "less serious." 
Like the faculty members, students have found 
that the Square One program allows time for 
more varied activities in class, more time to study 
outside of class and a less hectic daily schedule. 

"Among the most important results of the 
survey," said Headmaster Peter W Bragdon, " is 
the acknowledgment that the program promotes 
student accountability and generates excitement 
among students and teachers alike. Enthusiastic 
teaching results in enthusiastic learning," he said, 
adding, "That's when the learning curve goes off 
the charts." 

GDA Dedicates Field House to "Skip" 

Governor Dummer Academy dedicated its 
new $3.9 million field house to Trustee president 
and benefactor Carl A. "Skip" Pescosolido, Jr. of 
Exeter, CA, on October 17. 

(Pescosolido died November 11 in a Dallas, 
TX .automobile accident, as this issue was going 
to press. An complete obituary may be found in 
the Milestones section.) 

In naming the field house for Pescosolido, 
the Academy recognized his leadership on the 
Board and in GDA's recently completed $17 
million capital campaign. The field house con- 
struction project — like the campaign — was the 
largest in GDA's 229-year history. 

When the Trustees voted to name the field 
house for Pescosolido, Trustee and Campaign's 
executive committee chairman George D. 
Kirkham '51 said, "Many people contributed time 
and dollars to the Campaign, but no one else in 
recent memory has contributed as much single- 
minded determination for the benefit of Governor 
Dummer Academy as Skip Pescosolido." 

Pescosolido, a Governor Dummer Academy 
Trustee since 1970, and president since 1980, 

accepted the honor modestly, explaining to the 
crowd assembled for the dedication that his 
contributions to the Academy represented his 
attempt at "repaying a debt." Citing the immense 
value of his experience as a GDA scholarship 
student, he said, "The Academy doesn't owe me 
anything; I owe the Academy. When I repay a 
debt to a bank," he added, "they don't thank me." 

The Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field House 
includes a 33,000-square-foot multipurpose area, 
which accommodates three tennis courts, three 
basketball courts, three volleyball courts and a 
four-lane jogging track. The remainder of the 
interior is divided among locker rooms and 
showers, an expanded training room, offices and 
reception areas. 

Skip's place: Trustees President Carl A. "Skip" 
Pescosolido, Jr. 55 sits in front of the newly 
dedicated field house, which was named in his 
honor on October 17. 

New Year Holds Promise 

Governor Dummer Academy opened its 
doors September 8 and 9 to "one of the strongest 
student bodies in the 230-year history of GDA," 
according to Headmaster Peter W Bragdon. 

The new student body follows on the heels 
of an exceptional 93-member 1992 graduating 
class, which included 24 students who received 
"early decision" acceptances to the colleges and 
unversities of their choice. 

Mr. Bragdon noted that the incoming 
group of students is characterized by an "obvious 
dedication to academic performance." Their 
attitude, he added, both reflects and contributes 
to the Academy's continuing trend toward still- 
greater excellence. The 1992-93 student body 
numbers 333 young men and women from 25 
states and 19 countries worldwide. Among them 
are 194 boys and 139 girls, with 203 boarding 
and 131 day students. it™ 

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Atkins, Elwell win 
top honors at 
Governor Dummer 
Academy's 229th 


W-Jarah Kate Atkins and Erin Rebecca 
Elwell, of Newburyport, were awarded 
Governor Dummer Academy's highest 
awards at the Academy's 229th 
Commencement exercises June 4 and 5. 

Commencement speaker Dodge D. 
Morgan '50, who broke world records by 
single-handedly circumnavigating the globe 
by sailboat in 1986, challenged the 
graduates to risk being labeled members of 
the "lunatic fringe" by following their 
consciences and taking action." GDA 
Trustee and chairman of the Maine Times, 
Morgan said, "The sum of all progress in 
our world is an accumulation of all of our 
individual actions." He explained that the 
so-called "looney yea-sayers" are the people 
who courageously risk derision and failure 
to make that progress. 

Atkins was named recipient of the 
Morse Flag as "the senior whose record in 
all respects meets the highest approval of 
the faculty." A member of the Governor 
Dummer Academy Honor Society since her 
junior year, Atkins is a four year high-honors 
student who earned a place in the Cum 
Laude Society in her senior year. She was 
the most valuable player and captain of the 
1991 varsity cross country team. 

Throughout her GDA career, Atkins 
has been a staff member of The Governor, 
the last two years as Humanities Editor. She 
also has been a tutor, tour guide, a member 
of the Red Key and the director of her own 
play in her senior year. In her junior year, 
Atkins was awarded the Bausch and Lomb 
Medal for excellence in the study of science, 
the Harvard Book Prize for extracurricular 
achievement and first prizes in the A. 
Macdonald Murphy Short Story and the 
Thomas McClary Mercer Poetry contests. At 
Commencement 1992, Atkins also was 
awarded the Moody Kent Prize for English 
and the Thorndike Hilton Cup, which is 
given "to the ranking scholar of the 
graduating class." She currently is attending 
Swarthmore College. 

Elwell received the Academy Prize as 
"the senior whose unselfishness and 
sportsmanship has best exemplified the 
spirit of the school." She was the winner of 
last year's Francis Scholarship, and has been 
on the Honor Roll for four years at GDA, 
resulting in Cum Laude membership in her 
senior year. A member of the field hockey, 
cross country ski and track teams, she also 
was involved in the GDA Community Service 
program, volunteering at Anna Jacques 

Hospital and the Harbor School. Elwell was 
president of GDA's Students Against Drunk 
Driving, a member of the Spanish and 
Outing clubs, a head tour guide, a Big 
Sister, a member of the Red Key Society and 
a member of the Student Discipline 
Committee. She currently is attending 
Lafayette College. 

The Peter Marshall French Trophy was 
awarded to Nicolas Andrew LaPierre of 
Tewksbury. The inscription on the award 

8 The Archon - Fall 1992 

reads "... To a student whose perseverance, 
sportsmanship and generous spirit on the 
playing field, regardless of distinction as an 
athlete, represent the highest standards of 
participation." LaPierre has been a member 
of the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, and 
captained the wrestling team in his senior 
year. He currently is attending Lafayette 

Devin C. Sullivan won the Goodwin 
Athletic Prize, directed to "... the senior who 
by his athletic achievement and 
sportsmanship has brought the greatest 
honor to his school during the past year." 
Sullivan, of Fair Haven, NJ, captained the 
Academy's soccer, hockey and baseball 
teams, and was named to all-league teams in 
soccer and baseball. Sullivan also was 
presented the Alumni Association Award, 
given to the "senior who has shown 
community spirit and concern within the 
Academy, and has displayed qualities of 
awareness and humanity." He entered 
Hamilton College in September. 

The Anne Marie Murphy Athletic 
Award was presented to Amy Allison 
Daniels, who "by her example and 
achievements in athletics, has brought the 
greatest honor to her school during the past 
year." The Andover native has captained the 
varsity soccer and volleyball teams, and been 
elected to the Independent School League 
All-League teams in soccer, volleyball and 
lacrosse. Daniels currently is attending 
Lafayette College this fall. 

Last Commencement: Retiring history teacher David Williams announces award winners at the 1992 
Commencement exercises. 

Class athlete: Anne Marie Murphy Athletic 
Award winner Amy A. Daniels. 

Commencement advice: Commencement speaker Dodge 
Morgan '50 addresses the Class of 1992, advising them to 
be "looney yea-sayers." 

The Archon - Fall 1992 9 


Commencement awards to graduates 

Thespian Award: 
Judith Ann Livingston of North Hampton, 

Barriskill Prize: 

Jon Patrick Costello of Amesbury 

Mercer Art Prize: 

Alison Noel Derderian of Methuen 

Cumings Prize: 

Christopher Scott Ruggiero of Verona, NJ 

The Gaffney Prize: 

Grace Price Jeanes of Mercer sburg, PA 

Wilkie Service Award: 
Ana Gricelda Garcia of Los Angeles, CA 

The Academy's Special Prizes: 

Ardy Louis of Lawrence 
Mercedes A. Paul of Dallas, TX 
Edward T. Capeless of Andover 
Stephen J. Scully, Jr. of North Andover 
Rhea N. Holmes of Memphis, 77V 
Deirdre B. Heersink of Newburyport 
Sofia Mahari of Cambridge 
K. Brooke Whiting of Tbpsfield 

Mathematic excellence: Emily Keaney, awarded a Moody Kent Prize for mathematics, receives 
conyratulations from Trustees President Skip Pescosolido 55. 

Words of wisdom: English teacher Paul Wann 
addresses the audience at GDA's 229th 
Commencement exercises. 

German scholar: Trustee Skip Pescosolido 55 congratulates Heather Iram on her Moody Kent Prize in 

10 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Moody Kent Prizes: 

S. Kate Atkins of Newburyport, English 
Deirdre B. Heersink of Newburyport, 

Emily S. Keaney of Gonic, NH, 


Barry M. Hugo of Lawrence, Science 
Sally B. Simpkins of Newburyport, Music 
Ana G. Garcia of Los Angeles, CA, 


K. Brooke Whiting of Tbpsfield, Spanish 
Heather J. Iram of Newburyport, German 
Grace P. Jeanes of Mercer sburg, PA, Latin 
Andre Renard Sheffield of Jamaica, NY, 


Ambrose Speaking Awards: 
Ana Gricelda Garcia of Los Angeles, CA, 

first place 
Alison Noel Derderian of Methuen, second 

Joshua Cooper Lappin of Mashpee, third 


Undergraduate awards include: 

Ingham Fund Scholarship: 
Colin T. O'Neill of Moody, ME 

Francis Scholarship: 

Junior Kristen Johanne Hand of 

Hale Scholarship: 
Andrew A. C. MacLachlan of 

Dartmouth College Book Award: 

Andrew A. C. MacLachlan of 

Columbia University Book Award: 
Cory Donald Crain of Troy, MI 

Xerox Award: 
Cory Donald Crain of Troy, MI 

Junior Art Award: 

Kristen Johanne Hand of Georgetown 

Colby College Book Prize: 
Kristen Johanne Hand of Georgetown 

The Harvard Book Prize: 

Dawn Marie Morrill of Newton, NH 

Bausch & Lomb Medal: 

Dawn Marie Morrill of Newton, NH 

Holy Cross Book Prize: 
Use Elvira Abusamra of By field 

Junior Photography Award: 
Jeremy C. Lyons of By field 

Whittemore Award: 
Rebecca Lynn Vieira of Georgetown 

The Memorial Mathematics Prize: 

Sung-Min Hong of Seoul, Korea 

Edmund Coffin Colman Language Prize: 

Nancy C. Stevenson of Newbury 

Artist: Andre Sheffield accepts the Moody Kent Prize in Art from Trustees President Skip Pescosolido 55. 

History scholar: Deirdre Heersink is congratulated by Trustees President Skip Pescosolido 55 on her 
Moody Kent Prize in History. 

The Archon - Fall 1992 11 

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cystic fibrosis, AIDS and 
alcoholism, among other 
diseases, have shortened 
lifespans because their sys- 
tems cannot absorb certain 
nutrients. Pioneering work 
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12 The Archon - Fall 1992 



Lf the school should offer a prize to the 
boy who makes the best use of his ability," 
wrote Director of Studies Ben Stone in a 
winter, 1949 grade report, "it would 
undoubtedly be awarded to Dave [Yesair]." 
Nearly 44 years later, Dr. David W. Yesair '50 
is still putting that ability to its best use as a 
scientific pioneer in the field of drug 
delivery systems and nutrition. 

Yesair's work just might hold a key to 
curing deadly diseases including cystic 
fibrosis and AIDS, if only through keeping 
patients alive long enough for therapies to 
be developed and implemented. The 
products that he has developed and 
patented in 17 countries (to date) employ 
lipids — essentially fats — to assist in the 
effective delivery of medicines as well as the 
nourishment of patients who cannot digest 

Yesair, compact and youthful — "I just 
celebrated my 60th birthday," he says 
proudly — relaxes in his newly completed 
Byfield home and explains that the oral 
version of his patented nutritional lipid 
recently has undergone animal testing in 
Montreal "with fantastic results." Human 
testing, which will pave the way to ready 
availability of the product for consumers, is 
expected to take place "within the next six 
months." Eventually, he says, he foresees the 
mass production of this product in "candy 
bar" form to benefit various groups, ranging 
from the chronically and terminally ill to 
long-distance runners and military assault 

Yesair's new lipid-oriented oral and 
intravenous drug delivery systems vastly 
improve the efficacy of drugs by enabling 
their rapid absorption into the bloodstream. 
Increasing that efficacy will mean that 
doctors will be able to prescribe lower doses 
of given medications encapsulated in the 
lipids, thereby putting patients at lower risk 
for unwanted side-effects and toxicity. Yesair 
has been working with several major 
international pharmaceutical concerns to 
determine which drugs will lend themselves 
most readily to his delivery system. 

It becomes easy, listening to Yesair 
describe the myriad life-supporting applica- 
tions for his products, to consider the poten- 
tial financial rewards for Yesair and his Bio- 
Molecular Products, Inc. But Yesair is quick to 
dismiss it all with a wave, saying, "Whether I 
make money is not the driving force" 

Wearing his trademark smile and wire- 
rimmed glasses, Yesair exudes restlessness 
as he takes a place on a couch in his 
comfortable den to explain the motivations 
and route that brought him to do this work. 
"My biggest fault is that I'm impatient," he 

admits. The family's 17-year-old black cat 
sleeps peacefully at the other end of the 
couch until Yesair punctuates a point he's 
making by jabbing finger into the cushion 
that separates them. 

"My daughter had a college roommate 
from Venezuela," he begins, "who was 
diagnosed with cystic fibrosis." The pain of 
the memory showing in his face, Yesair 
describes how he watched as the young 
woman "wasted away" from the degenerative 
disease, and finally died at age 25. Patients 
afflicted with CF, AIDS, alcoholism and 
other diseases, he explains, are unable to 
digest fats. "We know that the more calories 
you can get into a cystic, the longer they 
live," he says, noting that there are approxi- 
mately 30,000 CF victims in the U.S. 

Yesair had been working at Arthur D. 
Little, Inc. for 22 years, and was a vice 
president and head of the Biomolecular 
Sciences Research Group. While he was 
overseeing a staff of 70 people in four 
separate groups, Yesair — who says, "I don't 
like administrative work" — yearned to "do 
something different. I wanted to do 
something creative." 

An internal reorganization at Little 
provided Yesair with the opportunity. "I 
wound up with a boss I didn't like," he says, 
"and one day when he was hassling me, I 
just looked up at him and said, 'I quit.'" 
Following up on years of work at Little, and 
driven in part by the memory of the young 
CF victim, Yesair formed his own company 
to pursue lipid technology seven years ago. 

"I'm a perfectionist," he says with 
a shrug. "I wouldn't be a good 
orchestra conductor, because I'd be 
angered by the fact that I could 
play their instruments better than 
they could." 

While he says his "primary focus right 
now" is CF, Yesair acknowledges his intrigue 
with providing a ready source of dietary fat 
for marathoners, scuba divers and others 
whose bodies undergo extraordinary stress- 
es. Because of its special rapid absorption 
properties, Yesair says his lipid "candy bar" 
can be consumed during exercise without 
causing gastrointestinal distress. He explains 
that the availability of digestible fats in one's 
system allows the body to maintain a greater 
store of carbohydrates, which are necessary 
for brain function. 

The lipid product can be used in 
other foods. Yesair explains, noting that 
while, "I'm not a very good cook," he has 
made bread and cookies with it. Contrary to 

recently developed and marketed products 
that offer synthesized and non-digested fats, 
Yesair's products are designed to add cal- 
ories. "Those are for people on diets — peo- 
ple who want the taste but not the calories," 
he says of the other products. Referring to 
his own, he says, "This is no good for 
people who are interested in losing weight." 

Yesair, who "was born and brought up 
in Byfield" — his father Wayne Yesair was 
GDA Class of 1915, and his uncle John 
Yesair '14 was the second-ever recipient of 
the Morse Flag — "had a natural curiosity 
as a young person." He relates a story about 
his mother discovering a young David taking 
apart an alarm clock at a very early age. 
"I've always wanted to know what makes 
things tick," he says. "But I always enjoyed 
sports, and the outdoors, and I wasn't a 
great student" before coming to GDA, "be- 
cause they didn't teach me how to appre- 
ciate what I was supposed to be learning." 

At Governor Dummer, he says he was 
first exposed to chemistry and physics. 
"Those are the things that really turned me 
on," he says, "because I could relate them to 
reallife things." He praises the Academy's 
current Science 2000 program, which pro- 
motes just this sort of hands-on, discovery 
science that helps students understand the 
"relevance of what they're learning." Yesair 
says he also "had some great mentors along 
the way," singling out GDA masters Cyril 
Homer Simmons and Helen MacDonald 
Simmons, who taught chemistry and 
mathematics, respectively, and Buster 
Naviiis, who coached the soccer team 
Yesair captained. 

Later, at the University of Massachu- 
setts in Amherst, where he earned his B.S. 
in 1954, and at Cornell University, where he 
earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry' in 1958, 
Yesair says, "I knew I didn't want to be an 
organic chemist. All they do is make 
chemicals. And I didn't want to be a 
sophisticated plumber, either. Biochemistry 
was something I could relate to something 
that was real!' He says, "I can't learn just for 
the sake of learning; I have to have a 
purpose for my knowledge." 

Yesair and his wife Ruth were married 
in 1954, and have raised three children, 
Karen (GDA 74), Cathy and Peter while 
pursuing post-doctoral research in England 
(1961-62) and France (1971-72). (The Yesairs 
this year have sent a fourth generation to 
Governor Dummer, and, in doing so, have 
earned a new distinction: As the son of 
Karen Yesair, Kavy Yesair '96 is the first son 
of an alumna to attend the Academy since it 
became coeducational in 1971.) 

Yesair spends much of his time work- 
ing as a consultant for various pharmaceu- 

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The Archon - Fall 1992 13 


I hey came in droves, swarming the campus and joining the festivities 
called "Reunion '92." They attended the cookouts, cocktail parties, soft- 
ball and tennis and golf games in relentless pursuit of alumni blood. But, 
with typical GDA spirit, over 200 alumni and alumnae were undaunted 
by the onslaught of Byfield mosquitoes, and made the June 4th weekend 
a memorable occasion. 

The weather cooperated with the reunioners, ensuring two days of 
flawless skies and cooling breezes. Under bright blue skies (and some- 
times the haze of bug spray) alumni participated in numerous outdoor 
events throughout the day. Early birds began Saturday with the Annual 
Reunion Pie Race, hosted by Cross-Country Coach David Abusamra. Of 
the 18 runners, top finishers included Ben Beach '67, Bryce Kiberd 72, 
Jim Gardner '80, Chris McMorris '87 and Perrin Long 77. The 
reunioners continued the activities throughout the day, participating in 
the softball games, a parade of classes, golf and tennis games, and, of 
course, champagne luncheons. 

Alumni were honored with well-deserved awards, presented by 
Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. The Alumni Council honored John 
Mercer '64 as the "Alumnus of the Year/' and Lawrence Van Doren '40 
was named "Outstanding Secretary of the Year." Runners-up for the 
Class Secretary Award, new this year to GDA, included Harold Audet 
'38, Abby Castle '81, Margo Doyle '90, Katrina Ramsey '85 and Don 
Stockwell '39. 

Retiring faculty members David Williams and Bill Sperry were 
unable to escape the "wrath" of grateful Alumni; they were "roasted" by 
their former students, as reunioners gathered to trade stories and laughs. 
John Tarbell '62, Denis Golden '62, Lew Rumford '67, Peter Machinist 
'62, Bob Billewicz 72 and Peter Barton '87 helped culminate 80 years of 
teaching for Dave and Bill, and brought back fond memories for those 
who attended Reunion '92. 

Alumni and alumnae gathered at the dedication ceremonies for 
Nannie B. Phillips Dormitory to welcome the new building to the ever- 
improving GDA campus. Headmaster Bragdon and Trustee Josiah Welch 
'47 presided over the afternoon ceremony. 

Old Guardsman Art Sager led the Alumni Glee Club in yet another 
spectacular performance on Saturday afternoon, preparing everyone for 
the evening of class dinners and dancing under the full moon and stars 
of the summer skies (It seemed that the mosquitoes even turned in for 
the night before the alumni did.) 

After the Reunion chapel service in Moseley Chapel and the 
farewell brunch in the Jacob Dining Hall, the Academy's alumni and 
alumnae departed, taking with them renewed friendships, enthusiasm for 
future reunions... and a few mosquito bites! 

14 The Archon - Fall 1992 

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B Class of '82 (front l-r): Bob Low, John Nye, Trina Chiara, 
Paula Veale, Cornelia Woodworth (back l-r): Jeff Leavitt, Mark 
Miller, Steve Boyd, Chuck Yearkes, Rick Brown, Anne Rooney, 
Daniel Geffin 

C Class of 77 (l-r): Bill Cronan, Philip Jackson, Jack Lu, Perrin 

D Class of 72 (front l-r): Peter Franklin, Charles Bouchard, David 
Rogers, Ben Pearson, Brian Lenane, Bob Billewicz, Barrett 
Simpson, Peter Follansbee (standing l-r): Harrison Smith, Bryce 
Kiberd, Peter Conway, Paul Commito, Bill Connolly, Tbm 
McDougall, Geoff Durham, Sarah Elwell Smith, Bill Duryea, 
Mark McNally 

E Class of '67 Members of the class of '67 and families: (standing 
l-r): Ray Huard, Lynn Burt, Winston Burt, Stanley Greenberg, 
Charles Murphy, Reid Pugh, Kevin Leary, Michael Miles, 
Melanie Swartzer, Donald Cognan, Joe Swartzer, Paul 
Hemmerich, William Haggerty, Charles Purinton, Alan 
Rothfeld, Ross Magrane, Joan Magrane, George Swift, Rem 
Clark, Dan Morgan, Jeff Harris, William Alfond, James Millett, 
Lew Rumford, unknown, Mac Barnes, Anne Barnes (kneeling 
r-l): Barry Davidson, Anthony Gerard (center seated) Ben Beach 

F Class of '62 (front l-r): Denis Golden, Tbm McNally, John 
Davagian, Peter Machinist (back l-r): John Tarbell, Colin Studds, 
Peter Butler, Ben Jameson 

The Archon - Fall 1992 15 

A Reunion reception: Reunioners Howard Quimby 52, Put Flint 
'37 and Dottie Flint gather at the Kaiser Visual Arts Center. 

B Alumni Awards: Alumni Council President John Mercer '64 
presents awards to classmates Dan Morgan and George Swift, 
whose class raised the highest amount for the 1991-92 Annual 

Renewed friendships: Dan Hall and Charlie McLaughlin '47 
chat at the Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field House construction 

D Refreshment in the evening: '67ers Ross McGrane, Mike Miles, 
Wayne Noelle and Andy Creed gather after a day of reunion 

Reminiscing: At the Class of '67 cocktail party. Bill Haggerty 
and Cap Purington share a laugh while Jeff Forte and Mac 
Barnes chat. 

F Catching up: Nancy and Bud Wellman '42 reminisce with Old 
Guard faculty member Ben Stone. 

G 50 years later: Dave Jarvis '42 and Harry Skinner '42 talk with 
former faculty member Harold Curtiss at their 50th Reunion. 

16 The Archon - Fall 1992 

A Class of '57 (l-r): Ned Beebe, Bob Hicks, Frank Dickerson, Mel 

B Class of '52 (l-r): Howard Quimby, Donald Rice, Franklin 




Class of '47 (front l-r): Dana Mayo, Sam Cwynne, Jack Deering, 
Joe Welch, Charlie McLaughlin, John Walker, Jim Knott (back I- 
r): Ray Williamson, Bill Bailey, Ben Pearson, Peter Hill, Dan 
Hall, Ed Rogers, Jim Soper, Peter Sutton, Henry Dunker, 
Charles Hartel, Plato Kangis, Kevin Gaffney 

Class of '42 (front l-r): Scott Pike, William Kirkpatrick, William 
Hill, David Jarvis, David Ritchie (back l-r): Stu Pomeroy, John 
Mortimer, Bob Harris, Harry Skinner, Winston Dole, Norton 
Cushman, Bob Picket, Dick Lawson 

Old Guard (front l-r): Robert Seavey 38, Sheldon Harris 37, 
Thomas Sanders '36, Elwood Chase '32, Philip Simpson 39 
(back l-r): Art Sager, John Barrows '37, Irvine Williamson '45, 
Put Flint 37, John Gannet 39, Storer Humphreys '22, Harry 
Churchill 33 

F Dorm Dedication: Trustee Josiah Welch '47 and Headmaster 
Peter W. Bragdon preside over the June 13 dedication of the 
Nannie B. Phillips Dormitory. 

Classmates relax: From the Class of '52, Howard Quimby and 
Franklin Huntress take a break in the Cobb Room during their 
40th reunion. 


The Archon - Fall 1992 17 


A A quiet moment: Bob Pickett '42 and Mary Hill (William Hill 
'42) talk over dessert at the reunion dinner on the Quad. 

B Boys of '42: John Mortimer and David Jarvis enjoy their 50th 
Reunion cocktail party, hosted by Buster and Fran Navins. 

C Student and teacher: Bob Pickett '42 laughs with Old 
Guardsman Buster Navins '31 at Reunion '92. 

D At the Mansion House: George Swift '67 and his wife Gayle 
enjoy dinner and cocktails in the Mansion House, hosted by 
Headmaster Peter and Dottie Bragdon. 

E Classmates of 50 years: From the Class of 1942, Norton 
Cushman and Dave Goodwin enjoy their 50th Reunion at the 
home of Old Guardsman Buster and Fran Navins. 

F Alumni Glee Club in action: Old Guardsman Art Sager leads 
the Alumni Glee Club in one of their two memorable 
performances of Reunion Weekend. 

G Post-race discussion: '67ers Paul Hemmerich and Barry 
Davidson talk with Bill Sperry after the Reunion Pie Race. 

H Still the instructor: Bill Sperry holds the attention of Win Burt 
'67, Bryce Kiberd '72 and Barry Davidson '67 at Reunion '92. 

18 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Who's the GUY 
in Charge Hera?" 

by Susan R. Perry '81 


A man walked into my office in the field 
house recently and asked, "Who's 
the guy in charge here?" He wasn't the first 
— and, chances are, he won't be the last — 
to ask questions like that. Since I've been 
Athletic Director at Governor Dummer, I've 
also been asked, "Did you go to school?" 
and "Don't you want to be someone's 
secretary?" One man — an athletic supplies 
salesman — introduced himself to me and 
said, "So you're the athletic director. How'd 
you do thati" 

Much has changed at Governor 
Dummer since I was a student here in the 
late seventies and early eighties. Back then, 
for example, the above comments would 
have resulted in hardly a raised eyebrow 
among students and faculty members; today, 
I'm pleased to say, the reaction would be 
closer to outrage. While some may say that 
this is a small change, I feel it is significant, 
because it demonstrates that members of 
the Governor Dummer community have 
reached a new level of consciousness about 
women's roles since the Academy became 
co-educational in 1971. And there are other 
signs that GDA has, indeed, progressed in 
its acknowledgement, treatment and 
education of females in the past 20 years. 

Until 1971, Governor Dummer 
Academy was an all-male school. As my 
friend Julie Duff suggested in her Spring 
1992 Archon article, simply "adding women 
and stirring" does not produce a co- 
education miracle; far more study, work and 
sensitivity must be applied before truly 
equitable co-education is achieved. Many 
researchers for more than two decades have 
argued that the female experience in 
schools is vastly different from the male 
experience; and failure to recognize this fact 
results in the educational needs of female 
students going unmet. Such failure will 
mean that, in an evenly divided co-educa- 
tional classroom, at least half the students 
are receiving substandard educations. 

Governor Dummer accepted girls in its 
enrollment two decades ago, but the plan to 
address the educational needs of these 
students only recently has been realized. 
This is not to say that the last 20 years of 
coeducation has been a waste of time for 
both the school and its students. In fact, 
quite the contrary. We learned a great deal 
from the past — both the things we did well 
and the things that we did not do well. It is 
very much to its credit that the Academy has 
always been committed to self-examination 
and improvement — hallmarks of a truly 
educational institution. 

One of the most important recent 
changes for Governor Dummer is this fall's 
implementation of a new academic schedule 
and curriculum developed by the Square 
One Committee in an effort to improve both 
teaching and learning. The Square One 
initiatives represent a reaffirmation of the 
Academy's traditional values, which assert 
that mastery is more important than mere 
coverage, and that collaborative, discovery- 
oriented learning is both more effective and 
more humane than competition. 

Young women — as well as young 
men, minority students and even the so- 
called misfit student — all benefit from the 
Academy's program, especially as it is 
articulated in the Square One core values: 
The commitment to learning is aggressively 
pursued by all in an environment that 
fosters individual responsibility, intellectual 
independence and tolerance of the ideas, 
beliefs and persons of others. 
An environment that fosters tolerance of the 
ideas, beliefs and persons of others is one 
that is genuinely invested in improving 
female participation and success. Inherent 
in this statement is the notion that the Aca- 
demy is composed of vastly different people, 
perspectives, interactions and methods of 
expression. Tolerance of these differences 
means making commitments to accepting, 
learning and even encouraging these differ- 
ences. However, few schools ever adopt a 
plan that clearly recognizes and commits to 
understanding co-educational issues. Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy is now one of the 
schools that does recognize that females do 
have specific educational needs, and the 
curriculum and classroom activities stand as 
commitments to addressing those needs. 

The classroom provides one of the 
best educational settings in which to 
develop and observe behaviors associated 
with students' tolerance of one another. Are 
they listening to one another? Can they 
disagree respectfully with one another on a 
given issue? Is there a use of proper 
language that is non-racial and non-gender- 
specific? One of the greatest needs female 
students have in the classroom is related to 
the behavior of teachers. How are teachers 
using their classroom time? What are their 
behaviors as professionals in the classroom 
and how do they actually teach a class? 
Research on this topic has demonstrated 

Some young women seem to have a fear of winning that causes them to 
be less interested in being athletes, and in competing in team sports. 
Coaching female teams, therefore, requires some specialized skills. I have 
found that young women need to be reminded that it is okay to win, and 
that winning is admirable. 

continued on page 20 
The Archon - Fall 1992 19 


rather convincingly and repeatedly that boys 
receive greater amounts of teacher time 
than girls, regardless of the gender of the 

Myra and David Sadker have long 
been considered two of the foremost 
researchers on gender-equality issues in 
education. Their research for the past 20 
years has consistently demonstrated that 
males receive more teacher attention than 
do females in a given grade level. In fact, the 
authors found these behaviors occurring 
across pre-school, high school and graduate 
level classrooms. While many argue that 
male students inherently demand more 
attention than female students, the Sadkers 
(and others) found that even when boys do 
not volunteer to speak, the teacher is still 
more likely to solicit their responses than 
those of female students. 

When I was a GDA student, my pen 
was far stronger than my voice; like many 
girls, I suffered from math anxiety, for 
example, and I therefore avoided speaking in 
class. It was far easier for me to express 
myself in writing — regardless of the 
strength of my conviction — than to draw 
attention to myself by raising my hand and 
volunteering an answer. My classrooms now 
are far different from those of my student 
years. My colleagues and I find that our 
female students often need only a little 
positive reinforcement and encouragement 
— an expression that they can do it — in 
order to express themselves freely in a class 
discussion. I also take a firm stand on 
pointing our gender-specific language, which 
is an insidious means of perpetuating sexual 
stereotypes. When a student in my class, in 
talking about a doctor, scientist or other 
professional, uses the pronoun "he," I am 
quick to point out that the position might 
be held by a "she." And if a student uses a 
word like "policeman ," I correct with "police 
officer" to make my students aware that 
gender-based assumptions can be both 
dangerous and specious. 

Teacher attention is not the only 
behavior by which to measure teacher 
effectiveness, nor is it the only component 
of teaching that influences student learning. 
However, teacher attention is 
unquestionably a powerful and influential 
component of the classroom experience that 
can influence learning and the assessment 
and definition of self, and teachers are a 
major component of the curriculum delivery 
system. An adverse classroom experience 
driven by poor teaching behaviors can 
negatively affect motivation, effort, academic 
performance and growth. 

The Governor Dummer faculty, espe- 
cially through the efforts of the Square One 

Committee, appears to be far better in- 
formed regarding the latest education re- 
search than they had been in the past, and 
this is extremely significant. Only two years 
ago, the Academy's annual faculty develop- 
ment budget stood at $15,000, and not all 
of it was being expended. Today, however, 
that budget has been expanded to $60,000, 
and every dollar of it is being used to finance 
the continuing education of our faculty 
members. If the Governor Dummer curri- 
culum is about recognizing and tolerating 
the individuality of students, then educating 
our faculty to use a variety of teaching 
methods that encourage student parti- 
cipation, mastery and collaborative learning 
activities is of paramount importance. 

Only two years ago, the Academy's 
annual faculty development budget 
stood at $15,000, and not all of it 
was being expended. Tbday, how- 
ever, that budget has been expanded 
to $60,000, and every dollar of it is 
being used to finance the continuing 
education of our faculty members. 

These teaching methods, which now 
abound in GDA classrooms, divert attention 
from the traditional modes of instruction by 
which teachers dominate classes and 
students through lecturing. We try to avoid 
the so-called "savings bank" model of teach- 
ing in which leaders typically "deposit" 
information into the heads of passive, 
inactive students, and in return students are 
expected to make "withdrawal" of this infor- 
mation on tests, quizzes and papers. Unfor- 
tunately, if left unchecked, this behavior 
becomes the only perspective students 
learn, and there are few opportunities to 
identify or develop differing perspectives. 
Education pundit Theodore Sizer calls this 
the "torrent of facts," in which the student is 
concerned solely with "what do we have to 
know for the test," and teachers create an 
environment that emphasizes the acquisi- 
tion of factual knowledge because that is 
what is most easily evaluated by most 
teachers. In fact, relegating students to 
passive listening and learning seems only to 
develop a student's tolerance for being 
silent. (So much for the notion of tolerance 
for ideas, beliefs and persons of others!) 

For female students, that is perhaps 
tantamount to condoning ignorance. Recall 
that research shows us that it is common for 
instructors to call on male students more 
frequently than female students. To add on 
top of that a curriculum delivery system in 

which there are even few opportunities for a 
female voice to be heard sounds danger- 
ously close to saying she isn't even there at 
all. This scenario of teacher-dominated 
classrooms that limit female participation is 
exactly what the Governor Dummer curri- 
culum and faculty is seeking to avoid. 

Corollary to the acknowdgement of 
females' needs is a broader acknowledge- 
ment that students must be regarded as 
individuals in the classroom, in the dormi- 
tory and on the playing field. A student's 
gender, race, sociological background and 
personality all play important roles in his or 
her ability to assimilate and analyze informa- 
tion. As much as we are looking at what 
girls need, we must also be cognizant of 
what boys need, and what Afro-American 
students need, and what disadvantaged 
students need in a fully integrated academic 
community. And Governor Dummer's small, 
tight-knit community is ideally suited for 
this task. The academic program here en- 
courages inclusion rather than exclusion; it 
seeks renewal, rather than dwelling on nar- 
row perspectives of the past. It promotes 
tolerance and working with others, rather 
than isolationism. In short, we are a com- 
munity of learners that derives its strength 
from the disparate talents of our members. 

Governor Dummer Academy clearly 
has changed and continues to change in 
ways that encourage the inclusion and 
participation of its female students in the 
arena of athletics. There is visible evidence 
of this commitment in the completion of the 
Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field House, which 
most importantly complements our chal- 
lenging academic program, but also finally 
addresses the co-educational facilities needs 
of the school. While women's sports budgets 
often are cut, in many schools, to protect 
funding for men's sports, GDA is spending 
more on women's equipment, uniforms and 
hiring coaches than ever before. Years of 
inequities, however, take a long time to 
right, and it may be some time before there 
is total equality in this area. 

Research — and my own impirical 
evidence — has shown that women on the 
playing fields, like those in the classrooms, 
are likely to suffer from societal handicaps. 
Females are often more interested in 
maintaining relationships with their 
teammates than are males; their concerns 
about remaining friendly with other team 
members after a given game present 
obstacles to personal — and therefore team 
— achievement. Some young women seem 
to have a fear of winning that causes them 
to be less interested in being athletes, and in 
competing in team sports. Coaching female 
teams, therefore, requires some specialized 

continued on page 24 

20 The Archon - Fall 1992 

GDA Sports 


The football team appears to be on its 
way to a third undefeated season this year, winn- 
ing seven consecutive league games to date. 

According to Coach Paul Sullivan, the 
team's success resulted from individual improve- 
ment. "We expect that every player improves his 
previous season's performance by about 20 per- 
cent," he said, adding, "On average, we've ac- 
complished that, giving us success year after 
yearf This year, Sullivan has consistently started 
five or six sophomores or juniors on both of- 
fense and defense, whose expected improvement 
will lead next year's team. 

This season's scoring force included quar- 
terback Jim Cavanaugh '93, John Shea '93, Cory 
Crain '93, Archie Seale '93 and Saiyid Brent '95. 
Defensemen Mike Nannis '94, Damu Courtney 
'94, Mike Foster '94 and Jason Benedict '93 

have been instrumental in the team's current 
standing, according to Sullivan, who also notes 
the efforts of John Markos '94, Jason Weiler '95, 
Josh Bromley '93 and Shawn Markey '93. 

Women's Cross-Country 

The women's cross-country team remained 
undefeated for the second season in three years 
collecting a 9-0 record, and placing fourth in the 
Independent School League Championships. 

"The team easily surpassed our pre-season 
expectations," Coach David Abusamra said. "We 
never expected a second undefeated season and 
the individual achievements the women realized." 

Coaches Abusamra and Alec White credit 
the success of the team to newcomers Cindy 
White '93, Marisela Aguilera '95 and Jackie 
Bean '95 and veteran captain Use Abusamra '93. 
White, who ran undefeated in the regular season, 

Bean and Abusamra proved to be among the 
best runners in the league, earning medals in the 
I.S.L. Championships. 

Men's Cross-Country 

The men's team ended its season with a 
6-3 record, including two one-point losses early 
in the season. 

"The rapid improvement of the varsity 
runners took me by surprise this yeaif said 
Coach David Abusamra. "Motivated, self- 
disciplined runners who trained on their own 
this summer made this team successful. All three 
of our regular season losses were avenged in the 
I.S.L. Championships, which really shows our 
standing in the league," he said. 

Key varsity runners included co-captains 
Jim Walsh '93 and Gil Farmer '94, and juniors 
Tim O'Keefe, Eduardo Briones and John Stetler. 

Team work: Governors' quarterback Jim Cavanaugh 94 passes as his teammates provide protection. 

Finishing first: Gil Farmer '94, co-captain of 
the men's cross-country team, nears the finish 
line on GDA's 5k course. (Photo by Timothy 
Brooks '93) 

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Crain on the run: Cory Crain '93 looks for an opening in Thayer's defense. 

The Archon - Fall 1992 21 

GDA Sports 

Women's Soccer 

The women's soccer team finished its 
regular season with a 6-3-3 record, with the help 
of coaches Anna Hill and Susan Perry. 

According to Perry, "The team's overall im- 
provement was in their skills, confidence and 
commitment to their individual and team goals." 
She added that the team's new confidence, 
coupled with the skill levels of returning players, 
should make for a very successful 1993 team. 

Key players for the Governors included 
seniors Corrin Champagne and Karen Filip, 
sophomore Amy Benedict, freshman stand-out 
Maria Fallon and junior Becky Vieira, who prov- 
ed to be one of the league's top players. 

Men's Soccer 

The men's soccer team ended the 1992 
season with a respectable 6-3-5 record after 
some tough losses and surprising victories. 

"The team was very balanced this yeaif 
Coach Michael Karin said. "We were strong on 
the front-line, midfield and the backfield, which 
made for a very solid team." Senior co-captain 
Matt Casellini anchored the team on the mid- 
field, and co-captain Josh Pike '93 had five shut- 
outs in goal for the regular season. Other strong 
players included Jayson Coughlin '94, Jeremy 
Lyons '93 and Sani Silvennoinen '93 on defense, 
and Marc Daniels '93 and Andy Vermeersch '93 
at the midfield. Takeshi Kawaji '94 commanded 
the front line, and Brendan Forrest '94 lead the 
team with eight goals this season. 

Field Hockey 

The field hockey team finished the season 
by defeating two of the league's top teams, en- 
ding with a 2-9-2 record. 

"This was a very disciplined team that 
worked consistendy all season to improve," 
Coach Kristen Vogel said. "Their physical shape 
and skills allowed them to play well against the 
toughest teams in the league. Beating the 
number one St. Mark's team was a definite con- 
fidence booster — confidence that will carry over 
to next year's team." 

The team's new defensive strategy, imple- 
mented by Coach Trisha Blanchard, proved to be 
among the best in the league. Key to that strate- 
gy were defensewomen Kasey McGarrigle '94 and 
Gretchen Scharfe '95, and senior co-captains 
Katie Mack on offense and Dawn Morrill in the 
goal. Sophomores Molly Scharfe, Ashley Russell 
and Megan DiTolla and senior Cara Endyke add- 
ed to the team's season-ending success. rasa 

Charging ahead: Corrin Champagne '93 out-maneuvers her opponent in a 
recent soccer game. 

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A step ahead: Jorge Ochoa '93 edges out his opponent 
during a recent Governors' victory. 

Ball control: Gretchen Scharfe '95 dribbles past two opponents in a 
recent varsity field hockey game. 

22 The Archon - Fall 1992 



Born to Leslie and Bob Mann '63, a daughter, 
Skylar; July 6, 1992. 

Born to Doris and John Easton '67, a son, 
William Strawgate; June 5, 1992. 

Born to Gracen and Mark Fraser '71, a son, 
Nicholas Cowan; January 18, 1992. 

Born to Marcy and Bill Shack '71, a son, Jacob 
Ross; January 1992. 

Born to Stephen and Pamela Toner '74, a 
daughter, Carolyn Laura; August 21, 1992. 

Born to Stephanie and Troy Dagres '79, a son, 
Andrew Joseph; March 19, 1992. 

Born to Caty and David Brown '81, a son, 
Coleman; July 30, 1992. 


Greg T. Meyer '60 and Joan Francine Bashein, 
July 4, 1991. 

Dick Boucher '67 and Pamela Baver, 
August 8, 1992. 

Jay Ryder '67 and Meredith Birkins, 
June 6, 1992. 

John Katzenberg '71 and Susan Harrison, 
February 16, 1992. 

David Shove '71 and Beth Rowan, 
June 27, 1992. 

Carolyn S. Lyons '77 and Geoffrey Borwick, 
February 29, 1992. 

Curtis Fox '78 and Catherine Jackson, 
October 10, 1992. 

Stephen Perry '79 and Robyn Brilhante, 
June 20, 1992. 

Daniel Carroll Cross '81 and Suzanne 
Stevenson, May 30, 1992. 

Krista Hennessey '84 and Paul Bartholomew '84, 
July 4, 1992. 

Jennifer Norris '84 and Taine Pechet, 
June, 1992. 

Katie Kaplan '85 and Patrick Cook, 
April 12, 1991. 

Ric Woodie '87 and Michele Bierer, May 9, 1992. 

Beth E. Ashby '90 and Kurt T. Laakso, 
July 26, 1992 at Moseley Chapel. 


John M. McNally, class of 1965, died April 15, 
1992. After graduating from Governor Dummer 
Academy, he attended the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst and Northern Essex 
Community College, where he received a degree 
in respiratory therapy. He worked at the Mary 
Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, NH, and the 
Veteran's Hospital in North Hampton. He leaves 
his mother, Mrs. Joseph T. McNally of Andover; 
his wife Elisabeth; a son, Ryan Joseph (14), and a 
daughter, Erin Elisabeth (12). 

Carl A. "Skip" Pescosolido, Jr. '55 
Dies in Auto Accident 

Carl A. "Skip" Pescosolido, Jr., president 
of the Governor Dummer Academy Board of 
Trustees, died November 11, 1992 in Dallas, TX, 
as a result of an automobile accident. He was 55. 

Pescosolido had been a GDA Trustee since 
1970, and president of the Board since 1980. On 
October 17, 1992, the Academy dedicated its new 
$4 million field house in Pescosolido's name to 
recognize his leadership on the board and his 
generous gifts to GDA. (See article in On Campus 

A native of Ipswich, MA, he was graduated 
from Governor Dummer in 1955, having been 
captain of the football team, co-captain of the 
spring track team and holder of seven individual 
and two team track and field records. In 1959, he 
was graduated cum laude from Harvard, where he 
had been a member of the football and track 

Pescosolido taught at Morgan Park 
Academy, Chicago before joining his family's fuel- 
oil business — Lido Co. of New England — in 
Ipswich. In 1970, he and his wife Linda and their 
three children moved to California's San Joaquin 
Valley , where he founded Sequoia Orange 
Company, a major fruit- and nut-growing concern. 
He also was founder and president of Tropicana 
Energy Co., Inc., an Irving, TX, ethanol whole- 
saling firm. He became known among citrus 
growers and federal regulators as a result of his 
10-year battle against federal marketing orders 
and shipping quotas. During that fight, he 
testified in dozens of USDA hearings, and spent 
hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to 
make the federal rules more equitable for farmers. 

Pescosolido is survived by his wife, 
Linda Pescosolido, of Exeter, CA; his father, 
Carl A. Pescosolido, of Ipswich, MA; his mother, 
Evelyn Pescosolido, of Lake Clarke Shores, FL; 
two sons, Philip Pescosolido of Exeter, CA, and 
Winthrop Pescosolido of Cambridge, MA; a 
daughter, Pamela Goldsmith of Exeter, CA; and 
two grandchildren, Ronald Pescosolido and Carl 
A. Pescosolido III of Exeter, CA. 

Josephine Nugent Henley, class of 1978, died at 
her home in Ipswich, October 16, 1992. After 
attending Governor Dummer, she attended the 
Pingree School and Guliford College, London 
University in High Point, NC, where she was an 
honor student in English Literature. Miss Henley 
was an accomplished equestrian and member of 
the National Horse Show Association. She 
trained several horses and also competed at the 
Madison Square Garden Horse Show and the 
Washington International Horse Show. She was 
also associated with several of the United States 
Equestrian Team Members. She was a member of 
the American Horse Show Association, the 
Greyhound Rescue Society of America, the Essex 
County Club and the Annisquam Yacht Club. She 
is survived by a sister, Augusta Henley Cheshire of 
Palm Bay FL; a niece, Savannah Carr Cheshire; 
and her parents, Michael and Josephine Moonves 
of Ipswich and Nixon C. Henley of High Point, NC. 

David E. Poor, class of 1936, died July 27, 1992 
after a long illness. He was 75 years old. After 
graduating from Governor Dummer Academy, he 
attended Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and 
graduated from Nichols College in Dudley, MA. 
Poor became an executive in international sales 
for Sylvania, the company his grandfather, Joseph 
Poor, had founded. He leaves his wife, Nancy 
(Stickney); two sons, Air Force Lt. Col. Edward J. 
Poor of Dover, DE, and Steven S. Poor of New 
York; two daughters, Gail P. Dale of Marblehead, 
MA, and Polly Anne Poor of South Strafford, Vt; 
two brothers, Leonard F. Poor of Boston and 
Raymond E. Poor of Wenham; and five 


Jamil Pharaon, GDA Class of 1984. 

Jamil Pharaon, class of 1984, died on July 3, 
1992, of injuries sustained in a car accident in 
Saudi Arabia. He was 26 years old. He grew up in 
Saudi Arabia and entered Governor Dummer 
Academy in 1981. He attended Southern 
Methodist University in Dallas, TX, for two years. 
In 1986, he transferred to Trinity College in 
Hartford, CT, where he graduated with honors in 
1988. He became a commercial loan officer with 
the Connecticut National Bank until 1991 when 
he joined the Saudi-French bank in Jeddah, 
Saudi Arabia. He leaves his parents, Walid and 
Carol Pharaon of Seabrook, NH; a brother, 
Basem Pharaon '85; and a sister Laura Pharaon 
'90. A fund for the Special Olympics has been 
established in his name. Contributions may be 
made to: The Jamil W. Pharaon Fund, C/O Terri 
Benedict, Connecticut Special Olympics, 50 
Whiting Street, Plainville, CT, 06062 

Dr. William Georgi, class of 1934, died July 23, 
1992 after a long illness. He was 75. After 
graduating from Governor Dummer, he received 
his bachelor's degree from Williams College and 
earned a medical degree from the University of 
Buffalo Medical School. Georgi was a member of 
the 34th Infantry in World War II, and was 
awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for 
saving 20 soldiers in the Philippines. After the 
war, he returned to medical practice in Buffalo, 
where he specialized in rehabilitation. He leaves 
his wife, Shash; two sons, Fritz Georgi of Vista, 
CA, and Peter Bernhardt of Jericho, VT; a 
daughter, Barbara Bernhardt of Baltimore; a 
sister, Elizabeth Gibbs of Newtown, PA; and two 


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Rich Lawbaugh, class of 1988, died in April, 
1992, after a car accident. After leaving Governor 
Dummer Academy, he graduated from Amesbury 
High School and went on to study at the 
University of Massachusetts. After a year of work 
and travel, he returned to UMass, where he 
changed his major from engineering to political 
science. He leaves his mother Sandra Claudell, 
and a brother, Paul Lawbaugh. 

Eleanor M. Caldwell, retired GDA librarian, died 
October 5, 1992 at her home in Byfield. She was 
74. She was born in Winslow, ME, the daughter 
of Arthur L. and Bessie (Thommas) Home, and 
was a graduate of Brownville High School. In 
1981, Mrs. Caldwell retired from Governor 
Dummer as a librarian after 23 years. She was a 
member of the Byfield Parish Church and served 
as a Trustee of the Newbury Town Library and the 
Ladies Auxiliary Protection Fire Company No. 1. 
She leaves her husband, David S. Caldwell; a son, 
David S. Caldwell III of Escondido, CA; a brother, 
Dana Home of Garden City, SC; a granddaughter, 
Nancy E. Caldwell of Escondido, CA; and several 
nieces and nephews. 

John Hinchman, class of 1934, died May 11, 
1992, from complications associated with lung 
disease. He was 76. After graduating from 
Governor Dummer Academy and the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he served 
in the Army Corps of Engineers during World 
War II. Hinchman was founder and president of 
Hinchman Manufacturing Inc. in Roselle, NJ. He 
also was employed by WH. Nichols in Waltham, 
MA, until his retirement. He worked as an 
antique clock restorer after retiring. He is 
survived by three daughters, Molly and Joan 
Hinchman, both of Cornwall, CT, and Betsey 
Polglase of Middlebury, CT; three sisters, 
Hildegard Schaefer of Berkeley, CA, Mary 
Bowditch of Foxboro, MA, and Margaret Slawson 
of Barrington, R.I.; and two granddaughters, 
Rebecca and Abigail Polglase of Middlebury, CT. 

Clyde Jefferson Roach, class of 1934, died June 
6, 1992. After his graduation from Governor 
Dummer, he earned a bachelor's degree from 
Dartmouth College, and began three years of 
active military service. Until his retirement from 
the Navy in 1981, he served with the Naval 
Investigation Service, where he was regional 
director of the Northwest office. Roach earned a 
master's degree from George Washington 
University, and was graduated from the National 
War College in Washington, D.C. An 
accomplished writer, he was responsible for many 
naval intelligence-related works. He also was 
awarded the Civilian Service Award in 1968. In 
1990, he retired from his position as chief 
investigator at the State Bar of California. He is 
survived by his wife, Barbara, a son and a 

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Fat Chance 

tical companies — and, indeed, has hired 
his former employer, Arthur D. Little, as his 
consultant — that are interested in using his 
drug delivery systems. (He said he was 
bound by mutual confidentiality agreements 
not to disclose the names of the companies 
with which he is working.) Yesair says his 
work requires that he be a businessman and 
salesman as well as a scientist in his deal- 
ings with drug companies. While he admits 
to enjoying some of the corporate intrigue 
of the business world, he acknowledges that 
he has to work hard to "capture the imagi- 
nation" of some corporate executives who 
might license his technology. Often, he says, 
"I run into the NIH factor": the point of 
corporate pride that resists all products that 
are "Not Invented Here." 

He says he spent more than four years 
and nearly $150,000 pursuing patents on his 
inventions in 20 countries. In the U.S. alone, 
he says ruefully, his patent application was 
rejected three times before it finally was 
approved. "It's a very costly process," he says, 
noting that he has had to pay more than 
$4,000 in translating fees alone to file the 
European and Asian patents. And still those 
costs continue: he estimates that he contin- 
ues to pay approximately $40,000 per year in 
order to safeguard his work through patents. 

Looking back on his tenure at Arthur 
D. Little, Yesair sees his former job as that 
of a "glorified baby-sitter." He says he was 
spending too much time in his office, dele- 
gating work. "Ph.D.'s should never have four 
walls," he says, "because they never know 
what's going on." He becomes especially 
animated as he describes his need for 
"hands-on" work, both in the laboratory and 
at his home, where he and Ruth recently 
spent 650 hours — by their own actual 
count — building a new bluestone terrace 
overlooking their wildflower garden and 
marshes. "I'm a perfectionist," he says with a 
shrug. "I wouldn't be a good orchestra 
conductor, because I'd be angered by the 
fact that I could play their instruments 
better than they could." 

"I get kind of bored doing the same 
thing all the time," Yesair says thoughtfully, 
adding, "I think the day you feel 
comfortable in your job, you ought to be 
fired." Looking out over the brilliant fall 
colors in his back yard, he thinks of the 
future and says wistfully, "I'm thinking of 
selling everything" — meaning his company. 
"I'd like to have a little lab with people who 
are smarter than I am" to study the "blood- 
brain barrier. The last frontier is the brain," 
he says, adding, "If I had it all to do over 
again, I'd focus on it." Based on past 

performance — and Ben Stone's assessment 
of his character — it might be wise to check 
back with Yesair in a couple of years; it 
would seem premature indeed to suggest 
that David Yesair's pioneering days are over. 

continued from page 20 ^S' 

Who's the Guy . . . 

skills. I have found that young women need 
to be reminded that it is okay to win, and 
that winning is admirable. As they do in the 
classrooms, females on the playing fields 
often require encouragement and approba- 
tion in order to fulfill their potentials. As the 
dollars — a sign of approbation in them- 
selves — continue to flow into the women's 
athletic program, and as our coaches benefit 
from the enlightenment of such modern 
research, we expect women's sports to find a 
point of parity with men's sports at GDA. 

While teaching our students the con- 
cept of tolerance, it also is important for us 
to continue teaching the larger community 
the same lessons; as the people I quoted 
above so aptly illustrate, uninformed, sexist 
attitudes persist in the larger world. While I 
personally tend to be angered by such intol- 
erance, I find that I achieve more by educa- 
ting than by betraying my frustration. When 
asked by an incredulous salesman, "Do you 
manage the budget?" I simply — and equably 
— reply, "Is there any reason I shouldn't?" 

Today, as we celebrate the twentieth 
anniversary of co-education at Governor 
Dummer, we are keenly aware that our 
female students want, demand and deserve 
educations that address their needs in an 
environment that fosters their growth and 
development. As a community, we have 
made a commitment to address those needs 
as part of a larger commitment to improving 
our student body, faculty and learning. By 
avoiding shortchanging our female students, 
we avoid shortchanging our school. 
Through these efforts, students will find the 
Governor Dummer education a very human 
experience. Indeed, the future looks bright. 

Susan R. Perry '81 teaches biology in 
GDA's Science Department, and is the Aca- 
demy's Director of Athletics and Director of 
the Afternoon Program. One of few 12-letter 
winners at Governor Dummer, she was 
graduated from American University in 
1985, and received her masters degree from 
Arizona State University in 1988. She is 
currently working toward a doctorate in 
education administration at Walden Univ- 
ersity. She and her husband Brad Lurvey 
are dormitory parents in Peirce. k- 

24 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Class Notes 


Harold H. Audet, Secretary 
511 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

T Russ Hamilton '27 has moved three 
times in the last two years. He is currently living 
in Howell, NJ, but his post office is Freehold, NJ. 
He hopes his moves are over, and that he will 
still be in Howell when we see him at Reunion 
'93. T Last June, John English '28 attended his 
60th reunion at Williams. He will be back in 
Bytleld next spring for Reunion '93. ▼ John 
Chandler '29 is running for election to the New 
Hampshire State Senate. T Rodman Gearhart 
'29 celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this year. 
He feels that is enough good news for one issue 
of The Archon. ▼ Walter Temple '29 sends a 
California hello to his classmates and friends. 
Walter writes, "After 83 years, I have witnessed 
many changes in our state — more people, more 
cars, more relief lines. Even the Dodgers have hit 
the bottom of the league. What more can I say?" 
T Jack Cunningham '31 served for 12 years on 
the Augusta, ME, City Council. A park in that 
city has been named for him in recognition of 
his contributions. T Bob Donovan '32 is retired 
from local and state politics, but still keeps busy 
observing the political scene in Augusta, ME. In 
the summer, he also follows the Red Sox. He 
hopes to be in Byfield for Reunion '93. T 
Howard Beal '33 who now lives in Spofford, 
NH, wrote a long letter reminiscing about our 
youthful years in the South End of Newburyport. 
Howard is a few years older than I am, and while 
I didn't know Howard, I knew his younger 
brother quite well. ▼ Henry Trask '33 retired 
from the practice of general medicine in 1986, 
and now lives on the family farm in Bar Mills, 
ME. He works with organizations that work to 
convince Congress that they should balance the 
budget through reduced spending. T Last 
March, Rosalind and Howard Peck '34 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a 
dinner for friends and relatives. They are living 
in Palm Bay, FL. T Richard Sprague '34 
continues to play golf with a fairly low handicap. 
He hears from Phelps Holloway '32 and Harry 
Churchill '33, and indicated that they are both 
active. T William Mulliken '35 has had a 
children's book published, and is now working 
on a novel. ▼ John Bemben '35 tells me that he 
spends the summer in Wilbraham, MA, and the 
winter in Sanibel, FL. ▼ Dave Williams '36 
sent a long letter recalling some of the colorful 
politicians who were riding high while we were at 
GDA. I particularly enjoyed his comments about 
Bossy Gillis, the "Bad Boy Mayor of Newbury- 
port." T John Barrows '37 is back in North 
Palm Beach following a visit to several of 
the major battlefields of the Civil War. He is 
already looking forward to returning to Byfield 
for Reunion '93. ▼ Chuck Somerby '37 now 
lives in Pensacola, FL, and hopes to travel more 
next year when Amtrak starts a Jacksonville-to- 
Los Angeles route. He told me that for the first 
time in 362 years there are no Somerbys in the 
Newbury Area. ▼ Allen Dodge '37 still lives in 

Put Flint '37 

Putnam P. Flint '37 and his company, 
Wilevco, Inc. were recognized as members 
of the 1992 Massachusetts Honor Roll of 
Innovation and Discovery in May. 

Wilevco Inc. of Watertown is the 
manufacturer of the first automatic batter 
mixer with viscosity control, a machine Flint 
invented and began manufacturing in 1955. 
Companies such as Campbell Soup, 
Gorton's, Heinz, ConAgra, Howard Johnson, 
Mrs. Paul's, Tyson, Swanson and Van De 
Kamps all use Wilevco's product, and claim 
it saves millions of dollars and assures 
unparalleled quality control. 

The Honor Roll of Innovation and 
Discovery, created by. the Massachusetts 
Christopher Columbus Quincentennial 
Commission, is made up of approximately 
50 companies that are leaders in improving 
their businesses, their workplaces and the 
lives of their communities. Commission 
chairman Louis P. Bertonazzi, Celebrate 
Discovery, Inc. President Elaine Ullian, and 
Lieutenant Governor Paul Cellucci hosted 
the reception held at the State House 
in Boston. 

Newburyport, and is recovering from a long 
illness. He is well enough to attend the meetings 
of the Tuesday Night Club. Buster Navins '31 
and Headmaster Peter Bragdon are also mem- 
bers of that group. Betty and Ed Donnelly '37 
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 
July 24. He keeps busy with swimming, golf, 
volunteer work and wood carving. He sent me a 
sample of his work; perhaps we can get him to 
mount an exhibit for Reunion '93. T Sam 
Kitchell '38 writes, "Traveled to the Antarctic in 
January (summer there) via Punta Arenas, Chile, 
and was society explorer for two weeks of observ- 
ing penguin rookeries, whales, seals, etc. amidst 
beautiful icebergs landed by Zodiacs. Now leav- 
ing for a cruise from Bombay, India, to Alexan- 
dria, Egypt, with stops in Oman. Yemen, Saudi 
and Jordan. Then a week on a Nile river boat. 
This seems to be our year to travel. Colonial 
Williamsburg and Betty's 50th Reunion at Mount 
Holyoke College. Summer on Lopex Island, WA." 


Richard Cary, Jr., Secretary 
406 Aberdeen Road, Lewiston, NY 14092 

T Dick Cary writes that he had a scare 
during August when his weight went from 231 to 
201. A series of tests included the upper and 
lower GI and a Cat Scan. The doctor said every- 
thing was working normally, and he is back to 
about 218 again, and feels much better, thank 
you, for a fellow coming up on age 74 on 
September 27th. T Harold Audet writes that he 

came to GDA in June, and the only other mem- 
ber of '38 he saw was Bob Seavy. He also went 
to his 50th at Colgate and saw George Skinner 
who was going with his wife to the Eastern Med. 
Harold hopes to go to Copper Canyon, NM, next 
spring. T Ralph Bean is retired and living in 
New London, NH, and "has arches." T Bill 
Ferris says it has been a lousy year. Went to 
Maryland for birth of grandson, a big family 
reunion. He talks of setting up a 25-year pro- 
gram of repaving to get "our Lake of the Pines 
streets back in shape." Also helping to get "our 
150-year-old rectory's foundation." T John Ross 
writes of working full time on hobbies, radio- 
controlled model planes, building an organ and 
learning chords, cleaning the pool, enjoying 
grandchildren and rooting for the Bruins. He 
said nothing about Larry Bird and the Celtics. ▼ 
Dick Carry bought his wife a Saturn coupe, and 
felt so good about it he traded in his '86 Olds 
coupe for a 1992, four-door Olds. That is all I 
have. Thank God for a correction key on the 
IBM. Still working on a revision on the book on 
the Lower Niagara. Best Wishes to all. 


Donald W. Stockwell, Secretary 
8 Country Hill, Brattleboro, IT 05301 

T It's a good thing John Klotz followed 
up his postcard with a letter of his doings this 
summer, because his handwriting is a combina- 
tion of paw marks and hen pecks, little of which 
is recognizable as King's English. By combining 
his two mailings, I was able to fathom what he 
was up to. Apparently, he continued his tennis in 
Florida, and then switched to golf at Prout's 
Neck, ME, where he spent a night with his Old 
Commons I corridor mate, Hank Payson. He 
shot a 44 and 40, which isn't bad for a once-a- 
year duffer. He says the course would be a real 
test for Northfield's Tom Parker! In my letter 
requesting more cooperation from you '39ers for 
Archon news notes, I indicated I might abandon 
the ship if I didn't get a better response. Spence 
Brewster's wife told me not to quit as I wouldn't 
have anything to do or anything to complain 
about. Maybe she's right. ▼ At any rate, she and 
Spence celebrated their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary with their six children; no one else needed 
to create a crowd. What a gala affair that must 
have been. Oh yes, untold numbers of grand- 
children included as well! ▼ Don Kelsey who, 
with his wife Fran, lives in Sheffield, MA, reports 
that he keeps busy in retirement with refinishing 
furniture, fly fishing and maintaining an old 
Colonial house and grounds. He plays golf with a 
group at his club at what they call the "Medicare 
Open." His three children are married and live 
nearby with four grandchildren. ▼ That world 
traveler George Simson related an interesting 
trip he took with his wife this summer up the 
Danube from its mouth to Vienna. They actually 
started in Istanbul, where some gal with a lot of 
tassels in the right places grabbed him, pulled up 
his shirt and made him do a belly dance with 
her. Funny thing — I couldn't get him or Matty 

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Class Notes 

Harmon to get up and dance at our 50th 
reunion. After looking at Matty's priceless picture 
in the spring Archon, I remember now why he 
didn't. George included Bucharest, Romania, on 
the trip, and when returning to the ship they 
were allowed back on board one at a time under 
the watchful eyes of an armed soldier. They saw 
one town in Yugoslavia completely flattened by 
the present conflict. WTom Tenney says 
"nothing cooking" except golf, tennis, booze and 
taking care of his grandchildren. He hasn't seen 
any '39ers in several months. Wait until this 
winter. Maybe he'll have some Snowbirds visit 
him at Ponte Vedra to check on those two toilets 
and eight telephones we reported on a few issues 
ago. T Henry Payson confirms the fact that John 
Klotz visited him in Maine, but what John didn't 
say was that he spent most of the week chasing 
women. Henry said that out of gratitude for his 
hospitality, John brought him a dead fish from 
Florida, which in turn was quickly turned over to 
a good Democratic neighbor. Henry heads for St. 
Andrews, Scotland, in September, where he 
belongs to the R. and A. I, too visited St. 
Andrews this spring but, not being a golfer, I got 
my kicks watching the R.A.F. jet fighters landing 
and taking off at the nearby air base. T Tom 
Parker is glad to be back in Northfield, MA, for 
the summer, especially after hearing about the 
devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew. It 
missed his home in Sarasota, but did a lot of 
damage in his former home town of Coral 
Gables. He and his wife Esther have plenty of 
projects to keep them busy with "this old house," 
but he still finds time to play golf three times a 
week at nearby courses. He is looking forward to 
our 55th in '94. Here's hoping all will make an 
extreme effort to raise our glasses on high at 
GDA for that anniversary year. As for your 
secretary, it has not been a particularly pleasant 
year. Our oldest son Willie was a robbery and 
homicide victim in Charlotte, NC, this spring. He 
was an environmental geologist who was about to 
return home for a few days before heading to a 
new position with the U.S. Forest Service in 
Oregon. As you might imagine, we have suffered 
a lot of pain due to this senseless tragedy. We 
are somewhat relieved, however, knowing that the 
assailant was caught and sentenced to life in 
prison. With the tremendous support of our 
friends, and keeping busy with our many 
interests, we are coping with our loss. We visited 
the British Isles following the tragedy, and are 
headed to Portugal this fall for a couple of 
weeks. Life goes on! 


Lawrence N. Van Doren, Secretary 
30 Clenside Road, South Orange, NJ 07079 

T Not everybody sent in family pictures as 
requested — maybe because they knew they were 
out-numbered: T I count 31 in Ginnie and Jim 
Quirk's May 50th anniversary shot — "already 
obsolete as of August 2," Jim notes, "when the 
arrival of Brandt Elizabeth swelled our ranks; 
and we will have an Afro-American in October to 

add to our international group of Korea, Peru, 
Guatemala and 1/8 Cherokee!" Jim sends 
greetings to all. Being in an assisted-living 
apartment with round-the-clock nurses is not his 
idea of retirement, but Ginnie visits daily, and 
they go out a good deal, so he's "grateful for 
continued mobility." T Bob Goodspeed's 
snapshot shows a modest, if handsome, group of 
seven; but "missing from the picture are three 
more sons, three daughters-in-law, five grandsons 
and four granddaughters." Bob's leather business 
is expanding. He now represents tanneries in 
nine countries, from Iceland to Taiwan, and sells 
finished calf to Florsheim Shoe. He and Joanne 
have visited a leather show in a Mexican city with 
500 tanneries — "not exactly Acapulco or 
Cancun" — and will have a booth at the world's 
largest show in Paris in September. He continues 
to work out at a health club — an example more 
of us might well emulate. ▼ Nice picture of Gene 
Gardner, solo, looking enviably youthful. Gene 
reminds us that he never married, and adds 
cryptically, "I don't think I have any flock like 
yours." He is not the easiest person to catch up 
with, at least for your secretary, but he is a good 
guy and a loyal supporter of GDA. ▼ From Jack 
Hastings: "Still working at the law firm, al- 
though I am supposed to retire — or become 
less active — at the end of this year. Recently we 
went to China, which was most interesting. When 
you see the vast number of people compressed 
into such small areas, you realize the need of 
China's quite strict rule of one child per couple." 
▼ Ed Riley reports: "I am currently serving as 
president of the civic association, chairman of 
the employee appeal board and member of the 
charter amendment review board of Pompano 
Beach. Son Armand is a practicing psychologist 
in Chicago; son Vincent is in construction in 
Lexington, MA. Two grandchildren, Christina 
and Mike, are in college." ▼ Dap Will favors us 
with a photo of the "Will Family Triennial 
Reunion" at Basin's Harbor Club in July — a 
humungous group with himself front and center. 
Dap relates: "The Whitefish Bakery, Ltd. has 
been quiet this summer, but will get under way 
when I return from a large trip on Calal du Midi 
in mid-September. Hope to pick up tips from the 
French, as they have a way with flour, water and 
yeast." T From Willard Little: "Work on books 
continues slowly but positively, interrupted only 
by trips and weekly golf games. Moved younger 
son Christopher to Annapolis, MD, in July, where 
he is Marketing Director for a medical software 
firm. Grandson Craig is now a scratch golfer at 
age 16. Will visit a German family in October for 
several weeks. (Debbie teaches in a German 
School in Hamburg.) Peter, in San Francisco, 
continues progress with S.O.M.; Jennifer, in 
Houston, is working for Shell, and expects a 
second marriage in November. T News from 
George Stobie: "Living in Pemaquid, ME, with 
wife Patricia during summer, and Kiawah Island, 
SC, November through May. Fishing, bicycling, 
painting (oils), photography. Daughters in Miami, 
Rockville, MD, and San Francisco; four 
grandchildren. Missed reunion; had an eye 

operation. Just messing around and enjoying 
life." T Larry Van Doren and Barb have taken 
up golf: ten lessons in adult school, 30 bucks 
worth of driving range, and a best score of 56 on 
a nine-hole par three pitch-and-putt. Bob Lyle 
and Bob Schumann, watch out! T Here's an 
interesting late entry from Bob Schumann... 
"Still looking for a picture. I'm not sure what is 
news of interest. However, at the risk of boring 
repetition, I am still on the Board of the Nation- 
al Audubon Society, one of our outstanding 
national environmental agencies. I also enjoy 
working with journalist Bill Moyers, who is presi- 
dent of our family charitable foundation, of 
which I am the chairman. We are deeply involved 
in environmental issues, as well as some social 
concerns. Another of our primary interests is 
searching for ways to improve the governance of 

Greetings from Florida: Unable to attend his 
50th Reunion in June, C. Derek Lagemann and 
his girlfriend Vera sent their best to all with this 
recent photo. 

our nation. Sounds like a tall order, but it's 
amazing how a small foundation like ours can 
leverage some positive change in the world for 
the good of all. I'm very pleased to see Al Gore 
on the Democratic ticket. Should they win, it will 
be the first time someone in the administration 
had a good knowledge and understanding of the 
terrible threat to our fragile environment." 


R. Andrew Little, Secretary 
Rd #3, Box 336, Little Falls, NY 13365 


Seward E. Pomery 
29 Benuick Lane, Worcester, MA 01602 

T Jason Starr wrote for our 50th Year 
Book that, "50 years is the same as 500; both 
seem impossible." And for those 15 of the class 
who returned in June to our 50th Reunion, it 
seemed equally impossible: impossible that we 
had not been on this campus for that long, and 
impossible that most of us had not seen one 
another for essentially a lifetime. On Friday of 
that weekend, Norton Cushman drove down 

26 The Archon - Fall 1992 

from his home in Underhill, VT. Betty and Bob 
Pickett wheeled in from Florida in their king- 
sized mobile home, the envy of a lot of us who 
had a chance to go "on board." Mary and Bill 
Hill were down from their summer spot in Maine, 
and Dave Jarvis was up from Cape Cod, 
escaping for a couple of days from the summer 
onslaught at his popular restaurant in North 
Falmouth, The Chart Room. Comie and Stu 
Pomeroy, Winston Dole, and Marilyn and Harry 
Skinner all made it by Friday evening's nice 
reception at the Kaiser Arts Center terrace just 
before dinner. We were all housed in the school's 
newest dormitory, the Nannie B. Phillips Dorm, 
and found our accommodations very good. 
Linen, soap, towels and shampoo provided... 
even a chocolate mint on the beds. Hey! Red 
Roof could hardly do better! Thanks GDA. And 
kudos to the cooks for all those great meals! 
Saturday morning was as nice a day as Friday 
had been. Additional arrivals included Bill 
Kirkpatrick, down from Falmouth, ME; Bob 
Harris in from far-away Vancouver with his 
brother Sheldon, Class of '37; Madeline and 
Dick Lawson, who drove up from their home in 
Connecticut; Betty and Scott Pike were over 
from Newburyport; Dave Ritchie was up from 
Annisquam in time for the golf tournament, and 
of course was on hand Saturday night at dinner 
for the presentation of awards to the winners; 
Hilda and John Mortimer also came up from 
their home in Stamford, CT, just in time for the 
Class picture; Mary and Bud Wellman came in 
from Boston; and Katherine and Dave Goodwin 
came over from nearby Merrimacport. We wan- 
dered in and out of buildings over the three 
days, browsing about the campus we had known 
so long ago, and exploring new buildings and 
new sights at every turn. The most changed 
building is the old Lang Gymnasium, which is 
now the science lab and inside is totally 
unrecognizable Saturday night we were treated 
to a full sit-down dinner at the Navins' beautiful 
home, and if that were not enough, several of the 
faculty who were on hand with us in the late 
Thirties and early Forties came back. What a 
delight to see Mac Murphy, Art Sager, Fred Stott, 
Ben Stone, Clark Neily, "Slim" Curtiss, Kitty 
Mercer and, of course, Buster and Fran Navins. 
The evening was an absolute sensation, and 
included some humorous off-the-cuff remarks by 
"Mr. Curtiss," which brought an instant response 
from "Mr. Stott." I would be remiss in all of this 
if I did not comment on the stunning renditions 
of song that were given by the Alumni Glee Club 
under the direction of Arthur Sager in the 
Moseley Chapel Sunday morning. Probably most 
of the people singing had been in the school 
Glee Club in undergraduate days, but they 
sounded as though they had just come off an 
extended road-tour, having done this day-in and 
day-out for some time. And the sight of Art 
Sager standing before this large group with his 
hands raised high to direct the rich sounds of 
song was enough to send chills down your spine. 
Simply great! And then suddenly, amidst hand- 
shakes and good-byes, everyone drove off, and 
this bustling campus was quiet again. Our 50th 

Reunion was history'- ▼Norton Cushman wrote in 
August that "I really enjoyed seeing all you 
people again after all those years. I was amazed 
at how much the school has grown, and how 
attractively the buildings and grounds have been 
developed." YA nice note from Dick Lawton, 
who spent the summer in Tenants Harbor, ME. 
By mid-September they would return to Connec- 
ticut, and then on to Florida in October. "That 
was a great reunion," Dick writes. "Nice to see 
the guys and masters. The masters never change, 
but I had trouble identifying classmates. I'm sure 
they didn't recognize me either." TWin Dole 
says, "I very much enjoyed seeing you and the 
others who were able to attend. I thought the 
Navins' get-together for the "Old Guard" and us 
was especially nice." TBud Wellman notes that 
he is developing a resort in upper New York 
State, and is enjoying horseback-riding in 
Vermont. "I thoroughly enjoyed seeing you, as 
well as all my other classmates, and hope it will 
not be too long before our paths cross again." 
TBill Hill sent a card and says that he and Mary 
are "entrenched here at the cottage in Maine 
with our Texas crew, with others coming from the 
family." He adds, "it (our reunion) sure was a 
great time at a beautiful school. I for one am 
impressed... Some difference from our years at 
GDA. We should get everyone together before 
another five years." TThis last comment came in 
from quite a few of the class: John Mortimer 
wrote, "I hope it won't be another 50 years 
before we see you again." TAnd from Bob 
Pickett: "That weekend was the highlight of our 
trip north. I sure hope we can make a repeat 
visit in a couple of years. I will be happy to help 
in any way I can to encourage all to return." 
TTed Stitt sent a short note: "We've had a good 
summer, under the circumstances, and are back 
in Florida for the winter. In regards to Reunion 
in '94, seems like a good idea!" TFinally, we've 
had some nice notes from some of the faculty 
from our days who had returned to join us in 
June. From Mac Murphy: "It was a great 
reunion. It was very good to see you and all the 
others who came back." From "Slim" Curtiss: 
"The whole affair was most enjoyable, and I am 
so very glad that I attended. It was interesting 
and impressive to see all the changes at the 
school and the fine new buildings. The Class was 
most thoughtful to invite me, and it was a 
memorable occasion for me. P.S.: Your kind 
comment about the "off-the-cuff remarks just 
proves that old teachers don't die, they just go 
on talking." From Ben Stone: "It was a privilege 
to be included in the group, and Nancy and I are 
grateful, not only to you and the memorable 
Class of '42, but to Fran and Buster for hosting 
the party." And from Art Sager: "I was impressed 
with the volume of the biographical notes of your 
class (in the Reunion book). I am sure that you 
know that I have seen many class reunions, but 
none have come close to the success of your 
50th. Congratulations! I am pleased that you had 
an opportunity to hear the reunion Glee Club. To 
me it represents the true spirit of the Academy." 
Thanks to you all, former masters and alumni, 
for your response. 



50th Class Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Benjamin B. Brewster, Secretary 
88 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360 

▼ In spite of the fact that the little 
send-in card says "Don't Be Shy," most of you 
have been. The news this time is pretty thin 
pickings. VWe find that Bob Wood and June are 
happily retired in Siesta Key, FL, with an annual 
cold weather fix in New Hampshire. TBen 
Mann, in Marblehead, promises to arrange his 
daughter's wedding so that he can attend the 
Reunion. TDon Hudson, from far-away Newbury, 
has three kids, and equals yours truly with four 
granddaughters. He is more or less retired with 
some residential real estate to keep him off the 
dole. TPete Morgan and Jerry report that his 
bus driving, between Model T driving, takes him 
to Boston to occasional meetings with Pinkey 
Whitney, who is still in the boat business. The 
rest of you had better get in your licks for the 
edification of us all. We, and you, will enjoy it. 
When we get back from the ICW, we'll compile 
the rest of the notes. It isn't necessary to wait for 
a nudge from GDA, please. Remember, June 
1993 is your 50th. More later. Your expectant 


Benjamin Pearson, Secretary 
7 West Street, By field, MA 01922 

▼ David Ambrose retired from corporate 
real estate management in June of 1991. He is 
now a real estate broker specializing in commer- 
cial real estate. His son Dennis enters RIT in 
September. Dennis is the last of 44 years of child 
raising, resulting in seven children and eight 
grandchildren. ▼ Dennis Andersen is still work- 
ing as an insurance agent in the Tampa area. If 
any of his classmates are in Florida, he would 
like them to give him a call at (813) 734-5179. 
▼ Andrew Brillhart and his wife Sandy went to 
Russia with a Yale Alumni group on August 21. 
Sandy's granddaughter just turned one, a big 
event! V Court Cross is retired from business, 
but is still active as chairman of the New Hamp- 
shire Lakes Association. He educates and in- 
forms all who care about New Hampshire lakes. 
He states, "The ecological balance is fragile, and 
the threat is real — very challenging." Court has 
eight grandchildren. TCynthia and Gordon Hoyt 
are planning a trip to Austria/Hungary this fall. 
Gordon is looking forward to more travel and a 
more relaxed work schedule. However, he still en- 
joys doing what he is paid to do, and has no im- 
mediate plans for retirement. ▼ Steve Kauffman 
and his wife Teresa have moved to Williamsburg, 
VA, from California. They are in the process of 
building their retirement home in Kingsmill on 
the James in Williamsburg. Steve's two boys, 
Mark and John, live in the Washington, D.C., 
area. Mark, 41, got married for the first time last 
fall. John became the father of his second child. 
He now has a son, Brian, and a daughter, Katie. 

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Steve retired from America's largest construction 
company, Fluor Daniel (his sixth career), last 
May after two years of commuting weekly from 
northern to southern California. TStarting this 
September, Ben Pearson will have two grand- 
children attending GDA. Jeremy Lyons, Class of 
'93 and Katie Lyons, Class of '96. Ben is trying 
to wind the snuff business down and retire. He 
hopes to be all through within the next year. 
y George Pollin writes, "I retired, again, in 
August of 1991. The first time was from the Army 
in 1976 after almost 28 years in the Field Artil- 
lery. Both Carolyn (wife) and I really enjoyed the 
Army, probably because we didn't know any 
better; we were both Army "brats." This time it 
was from being what we are called around this 
part of the NCR (National Capitol Region) — 
Beltway Bandits. Actually, that's a completely 
undeserved pejorative term for a bunch of hard- 
working, under-paid people who contract to do 
work for the government. My niche was engi- 
neering, command and control systems and 
finally management. Before that I got to spend 
time in some of the garden spots of the world, 
like Korea, Viet Nam and Germany (which really 
is!), as well as a number of military posts, camps 
and stations around the US. While doing all of 
this, Carolyn gave us three great children — 
Victoria and Leslie (girls) and finally, George III. 
All are well and happy. The girls are in this area, 
while George is at Ft. Sill, OK, also in the Field 
Artillery. (His uncle and both grandfathers were, 
too.) So far we have six grandchildren — three of 
each kind — from about 13 years down to five 
months. And the best part is that five of them 
are in the area." VAl Sikes writes, "Looking 
forward to the big 50! Am playing golf and 
enjoying my grandchildren (two, one of each) 
when I can. Drove through GDA last week; it has 
changed some in 50 years." VEd Tarbell's 
youngest daughter Julia is at UNH in the Fine 
Arts Department. She crews on his J-36 
"Breakaway," and they have won some races. Ed 
plays tennis, and would like anyone who is 
passing through the Portsmouth, NH, area to 
give him a "shout." WJohn Whitney writes, 
"This 01' Bag of Bones is still working — and 
lovin' it! Wanna keep going for a little longer! 
Am pleased that son Randy is doing well in the 
paper business, and has given us two 
grandchildren to talk and rave about. Have been 
able to keep up a little with Peter Morgan, and 
must say our days at Ambrose and Duncan 
houses are very fond memories. I do believe that 
GDA did more for me and Randy than any other 
growing up adventures!!" VJack Wellman writes, 
"Gotten over Hugo. Spending lots of time with 
grandchildren — have 15 with one more on the 
way! Also starting a new business venture." 


Richard A. Cousins, Secretary 
71 Federal Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 

What did Uncle Tom say before a quiz? At 
least two members of the Class had strong recol- 
lections. WBill Page writes, "I remember Uncle 

Tom saying, 'Well, Pagey — who's going to get 
the zero today?' I still break out in a cold sweat 
when I hear that." TDave Barnard writes, "Now, 
I don't remember Uncle Tom saying 'Take pen in 
hand,' but I do remember Uncle Tom's sliding 
scale method of marking, and his 'So-in-so, you 
got the zero.' It was more like 'You got the 
zerooooooo.'" VArch Kingsley reports he is 
doing a good deal of sailing, and hopes to cruise 
the Bahamas next winter. "Helped coach lacrosse 
this spring, and hockey this coming fall and 
winter. Funny — sports I never participated in 
while at school. Sure wish I had. Still playing 
novice adult hockey and loving it. Hope to hold 
up for a few more years, but knees say no!" 
T Congratulations are in order for Harriet and 
Lee Noyes. Their second grandchild, Chelsea 
Lee, was born August 12, 1992 in Norwood, MA. 
▼ Brad Alden has written, "Sylvia and I toured 
New Brunswick-PEI-Nova Scotia in June. On 
August 22, we leave for a 10-day trip to the 
Grand Canyon. Summer filled with visits from 
grandchildren and children, and a great deal of 
golf. Sylvia's handicap going down, mine steady. 
Involved in a start-up golf club manufacturing 
company as investor and treasurer. I needed 
something more to worry about." T Warren 
Furth writes, "I was terribly sorry to learn of the 
death of Ralph Webb, who was one of my best 
friends at the school, and whom I missed at the 
45th reunion. Wife Margaret and I have just 
returned to Geneva from a most enjoyable trip to 
Galicia, the poorest and least-visited province 
in Spain." 


George E. Duffy II, Secretary 
Claybrook Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843 


Class Secretary Needed 

▼ Henry Dunker writes, "Am sure my 
sentiments about our '47 Reunion reflect those 
of our classmates attending it: It was a wonderful 

Outstanding Classmates: Sam Gwynne '47 poses 
with Secretary of State James Baker during 
Princeton's "Outstanding Classmate" award 

Sam Gwynne '47 

Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. '47 and Secretary of 
State James A. Baker III, were among the 
four recipients of Princeton University's 
1992 "Distinguished Classmate Award" on 
June 7. 

The award, given every year to 
members of Princeton's 40th reunion class, 
is the most prestigious citation bestowed on 
class members by the university. Gywnne was 
recognized for outstanding service to his 
Princeton Class of 1952. 

While at Governor Dummer, Gwynne 
served on both The Archon and Milestone 
boards, was a member of the Glee Club and 
was known for his abilities as catcher for the 
1947 championship baseball team. Since his 
graduation from GDA, he has been involved 
in organizing alumni activities and has 
served as class agent for the Class of '47. 

Gwynne is currently the marketing 
director for the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference (ECAC) in Centerville, MA. He 
lives in Falmouth, MA, with his wife Nancy, 
where they have five children: Samuel, Sher- 
yl, Deborah, Geoff (GDA 78) and Elizabeth. 

time, spiritually invigorating, seeing old and dear 
friends in the gorgeous setting that is the GDA 
campus and locale. Thank you, GDA and staff, 
Headmaster Peter Bragdon and Michael Heel for 
the fine arrangements. Thanks, and special ones, 
to Jack Deering, whose driving spirit and 
affection for his classmates and the Academy 
made the '47 Reunion such a success, and to 
Donna and Joe Welch for the cocktail party they 
so graciously and generously hosted. It was 
special. On a personal note, I am purchasing and 
refurbishing a small commercial building in 
Weymouth to which I will relocate my law prac- 
tice. I look forward to the success of the project." 
TDana Mayo spent time this summer in 
Hungary and Sweden to give two courses in 
Infrared Spectroscopy for industrial chemists. He 
is a research professor at Bowdoin. WBill 
Philbrick is still living in Skowhegan, ME. He 
has four grandchildren, and one on the way! 
▼"The recent reunion was a great success — so 
much so that Jack Deering is already looking 
towards our 50th! I'm looking at the June photo 
of 19 returnees. The class banner is ably suppor- 
ted by Sam Gwynne, Charlie McLaughlin, Jack 
Deering and Joe Welch. It's fitting that by chance 
President Jack is the only class member wearing 
a hat — a white GDA cap. Two wore ties — 
smiling Joe Welch and the more serious Henry 
Dunker. Dana Mayo and Jim Knott anchor the 
first row with their dangling eyeglasses. Others 
with various shades of hair, shirts and 
complexions include Ray Williamson, Dan Hall, 
Bill Bailey, Ed Rogers, Peter Sutton, Ben 

28 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Pearson, Charlie Hartel, Kevin Gaffney, Plato 
Kangis, John Walker, Jim Soper, Peter Hill and 

Charlie McLaughlin. The real winners were the 
half dozen members who stayed in the dorms 
and made a real weekend of the affair. This 
arrangement provided the opportunity to truly 
linger in conversation — past, present and 
future. The Softball game never materialized — 
the other class (?) never showed up . . . Never- 
theless, there were highlights. At one of the 
reunion seminars, Charlie and Ann McLaughlin 
provided a thoughtful account of their polio 
disabilities. Their presentation and personalities, 
however, went far beyond an account of their 
struggle. May I simply say both are inspirational 
people. Ann has written two novels — Lightning 
in July (essentially their story with polio) and 
The Balancing Pole I recommend both highly. 
John Daniel & Co. is the publisher. As they did 
at our last reunion, Joe Welch and his wife 
hosted a Saturday cocktail party — this time at 
an elegant downtown Newburyport restaurant. 
Some of you for various reasons could not 
attend. Please keep in touch and resolve to make 
the 50th. As Jack would say, "We need you." The 
Class of '47 would like to extend best wishes to 
Sam Gwynne. He is recovering from a car 
accident, and is doing fine. 


45th Class Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Pete Houston, Secretary 
10 Cross Street, Amherst. NH 03031 

T Word is arriving all the time about 
those planning to be at our 45th. Fritz Freeman 
keeps saying it over and over. Bill Day says yes, 
having retired for the second time, and now 
living in Stratham, NH. Ken Bruce is enjoying 
winters in Naples, FL, but plans to attend. As 
Nick Pappas expresses it, he doesn't know if it is 
the beginning of the end or the beginning, now 
that all four kids have graduated from college. 
He continues to help investors at Advest in 
Portland, ME, and he hopes to be at our 
reunion with son John '85. 


Manson P. Hall, Secretary 
49 Elm Street, Wellesley, MA 02181 

▼ Allen Hollis writes, "Some of my 
ministry is through the media. I have co-hosted 
Prospectives in Faith, a TV religious issues show, 
for over six years; I am part of a local radio talk 
show, and write religious columns for the Palm 
Beach Post. 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr., Secretary 
1 Katherine Road, Rehoboth, MA 02769 

▼ Loyal members of the Class of '50 are 
responding to the call. It is gratifying to receive 
your cards and letters. T Tim Greene does 
double duty at the GDA phonathons. He solicits 
pledges for the Annual Fund and news for The 
Archon. Lin Starbird was contacted in Washing- 
ton, D.C. Lin is embarking on a new career in 
computer consulting after recently completing a 
B.S. degree in software engineering at the 
University of Maryland. Tim talked to Mai 
Robertson, who had visited a new first grand- 
child in Austin, TX. Mai was beginning a second 
career as a manufacturer's representative. That 
role took him to Providence, RI, where Tim met 
Mai for dinner. A previous engagement prevented 
me from joining them. Mai has written since then 
about his position as an account executive with 
Matthew Bener & Co. in Chicago. Mai's son was 
promoted to Manager of Development of 
Graphics for Workstations with IBM in Austin. 
His daughter is beginning studies toward a 
doctorate in psychology. Tim wrote again recently 
to say that his older daughter, Betsy, is expecting 
in March. Number one grandchild for Tim. He 
and Bob Cushman celebrated their 60th 
birthdays on August 8 with lobster dinners, 
overlooking the ocean, in Sebasco Estates, ME. 
▼ Bob's card indicates that he was celebrating 
retirement as well, after 23 years as treasurer of 
the Salem (MA) Five Cents Savings Bank. "It's 
euphoria to be free to enjoy a Maine summer 
and two grandchildren, and be planning those 
trips we've never had time to do. Dodge Morgan's 
graduation '92 talk was awesome! Where was the 
rest of the Class?" Tim Greene, Marc amRhein, 
Art Du Grenier and Dave Yesair are members of 
a GDA Alumni Glee Club in concert on Septem- 
ber 27, in Springfield, MA. Art Sager is the 
conductor in a church where his daughter Ellie 
is the minister. TFrom Dave Yesair comes word 
that the last of his three children, Peter, was 
married to Shelly King in 1991 in Los Angeles. 
Dave says, "three grandchildren, expecting a 
fourth, keeps Ruth and me young, even when 
approaching 60."Regarding phonathons, Dave 
adds. "I want to thank my classmates for putting 
up with my yearly calls, but I enjoy talking with 
you. Looking forward to our reunions." A second 
card came from Dave announcing the enrollment 
of grandson, Kavy, at GDA this fall. He is the 
first child of an alumna (Karen 74) to be 
admitted. Both mom and grandpa are very 
proud. TPhil Long is practicing surgery in St. 
Louis. His grandson, Alexander Schied Long, 
was born in June '91. VBob Comey just missed 
the last edition with the following news: "The 
highlight of 1991 was two weeks in Scandinavia 
in late July. Liked Stockholm the best. 
Retirement plans and a move to North Carolina 
are slowly advancing." Bob was "kind" enough to 
send a second card with the American League 
standings, clipped from the Cleveland Plain 
Dealer, showing the Indians ahead of the Red 
Sox. It is fortunate that flagpole sitting is no 
longer in vogue. T Charlie Cashin is semi- 
retired, still living in Chelmsford, MA, and 
administering flight tests out of Manchester, NH. 

T "Just celebrated my 35th year with Marsh & 
McLennan, and still going strong. However, 
looking forward to taking early retirement in two 
years." That was the message from Charlie 
Bowen, senior vice president, in Chicago. Family 
is fine; five grandchildren, the most recent a boy 
whose first name is Bowen, born in May. Charlie 
commented on trips to England and "our usual 
sojourn to Mexico." Since both daughters live in 
the East — Rye, NY, and Stamford, CT — we 
should expect to see Charlie at GDA for reun- 
ions. VDick Patton writes that he will step down 
from the presidency of the Southern California 
GDA Alumni Association this fall. Son Reb just 
started college. Dick still works two-thirds of the 
time on the secondary mortgage market, and on 
various boards of directors. However, listen to 
this: "Soon we plan to go on a sailing trip in 
French Polynesia, and then it's ski season. Don't 
have a thing to complain about. Life has been 
great to date." TThere's news from two out- 
standing class wrestlers. "Benni and I had a 
mini-reunion with Polly and Don Bishop in June. 
Don is in the real estate business on Cape Cod, 
and Polly runs a marvelous pottery shop. Hit 60 
last week. I can't believe it!" So says George 
Tulloch of St. Louis. ▼ Sincere condolences to 
Don Stanyon, who lost his wife of 39 years to 
cancer in January. They had sold their home and 
moved to Englewood, FL, in 1989. Don says, 
"Each of our three sons is happily married; I 
have three wonderful grandchildren to love, one 
in each family." VJack Ives reports that he 
retired in June "after 35 years of traipsing about 
the world with a multitude of employers." He is 
doing consulting to "keep the mind in gear and 
to assist daughter Angela through her final year 
at GDA." Jack is writing a "revisionist" book 
about Walter Raushenbasch, a leading figure in 
the Social Gospel Movement. ▼ Peter Gavian 
moved his office in January, 1991, from Washing- 
ton, D.C, to Vienna, VA. He has formed Gavian 
DeVaux Associates, an investment banking 
partnership. Pete is still a trustee of the Calvert 
Group of mutual funds. The second of his three 
daughters was married in July. He continues to 
sail Liguity. "Regards, see you in '95." T From 
Bremerton, WA, comes news of Carl Glaser. 
"Completed my fifth year of teaching at Olympic 
College." Spent two weeks travelling to Orlando 
and the East Coast. "There aren't many GDA 
grads around here." T"Just finished my 15th year 
at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, last five as 
Dean of Students, section of history and golf 
coaching for sanity's sake," says Elliott Williams. 
He retired from U.S. Army Reserve after 24 
years, owns a condo in Palm Bay, FL, and "looks 
forward to full retirement in a few more years." 
YPete Steinwedell wrote a great story about 
how a minor household project can turn into 
major renovation. A little roof over the back 
door became a substantial undertaking. Pete 
concluded, "If this sounds familiar, you are not 
alone." Tl never get any mail from Bob 
Dickerman, but I keep reading about him in the 
Providence Journal. One item commented on a 
100-inning fund-raising baseball marathon. 

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Class Notes 

Another talked of Bob's 300th win in a record- 
breaking season. Bob, please come to our Class 
Reunion in '95 and give us the details. To date, 
about one-third of our illustrious group has 
provided a personal update. Some of your 
communications come in after my deadline, but 
those go into the next edition of The Archon. 
I'm hoping for more than 50% participation by 
the end of 1992. I went zero-for-four with my 
first request for specific responses. I'm going to 
improve my average by asking for news from 
Marc amRhein and Souther Barnes. 


Howard C. Reith, Secretary 
21 Sutton Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 

▼ I am pleased to report that the re- 
sponse to the latest query was indeed impressive! 
Actually I wasn't that convinced that so many of 
you had the $.29 available for a stamp. But in 
any case, allow YHS to analyze the returns and 
share some of the activities of our aged group. 
WDave Sherman of Baldwin, GA, informs us he 
has sprouted to 57", and is president and CEO 
of various investment conglomerates. Well done! 
YHS is available to do an in-depth study, espe- 
cially in January. He also wrote a depressing 
letter regarding a "to-do" with GDA and money. 
George, get in touch with him!! IWebb Wilde 
regretfully informs YHS that he has become a 
"victim of corporate downsizing" after 25 years 
with Cross Pen. Good Luck!! WJim White 
followed directions and used the C.R.A.R 
alternative to inform us that he is in search of 
"something to do." Possibly the group can set up 
a subcommittee to help us all face retirement. 
TRon Campion can possibly chair the commit- 
tee. He has successfully sold his store for 
bunches, and is spending time at Lake Sunapee, 
NH, and Vero Beach, somewhere south of 
Worcester, y George Kirkham drove over and 
spent time at Dan Musser's grand hotel on 
Mackinac Island. Dan! YHS is available for 
inclusive critiquing of resort areas and publicity 
of existing facilities. My address is readily avail- 
able! TFred Franzius apparently braved the 
lousy summer weather to cruise the coast of 
Maine. He states he found some "earthy humor" 
with some potatoe (my insert) farmers (pun?) in a 
marina in S.W Harbor. VDave Pope apparently 
has not added to the population explosion, but 
went skiing with the Hussey's in April, and met 
with the Bistany's at Sea Island, GA. Also fixed 
the New Hampshire house after the unnamed 
storm. ▼ Eddie Stockwell summered on the 
fantastic resort area of Plum Island. Thanks for 
the invitation, and will look forward to it. TBob 
Loutit survives. He lives on Block Island and is 
semi-retired from an international outplacement 
corp. TWes Muddle is still running his marina, 
insurance and travel agency. (Seems like he has 
all options of travel covered. In any case, he has 
been touring the country. Thanks for the invita- 
tion, Wes. I hope to do that. TMal Davidson 
retired in January, and is still living in Wellesley 
after successfully exporting two sons to far places 

in the USA. Thanks for the input, and hopefully 
YHS will see some of you soon. YHS is 
Bud Reith. 


Class Secretary Needed 

VGuy Tudor continues his wildlife 
illustrations. Most recently, he illustrated the new 
"Guide to the Birds of Columbia," and received 
praise for his work in the "Bird Watchers 


40th Class Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

William C. Pinkham, Secretary 
P.O. Box 369. Glenmore, PA 19343 

TGlad to hear from George "Windy" 
Gale who writes from Bellingham, WA, that he 
sold his business in Michigan, moved to 
Washington (state), got bored, started a new 
business, and is now up to his a- in alligators 
because he forgot why he retired in the first 
place. If the photo of "Windy" and his wife 
Nancy in the winter 1992 Archon is any 
indication, he's enjoying the alligators. He thinks 
the headmaster is terrific and appreciates his 
efforts to find, locate and come out to the Pacific 
Northwest. He also received a call from Heather 
Hyslop of the Admissions Office, who was in 
Seattle. She's related to Newt Hyslop. Small 
world. "Windy" sends a special long distance 
"Hi" to John Brandli. TAnother note from the 
west. This one from Carl Gibbs, who has traded 
Massachusetts taxes and winters for the Land of 
Enchantment, or is it the land of the enchilada? 
Whichever it is, Carl can now be found at 530 
Canyon Road, Sante Fe, New Mexico. Having 
lived in New Mexico for two years, I'm envious. 
Great skiing, spicy food and incredible vistas. 
Hopefully, Carl will invite us all out ... A scenic 
spot for our 40th reunion ... A few responses 
from the eastern contingent: T"Retired" Don 
Tracy had a relaxing summer. He's getting ready 
for the next tax season (something most of us 
put out of our minds until April 14) with a new 
486 computer to handle a growing client base, 
which stretched from Fort Kent, ME, to St. Croix 
Island. Does many returns by mail, and does 
good work at "coolie" wages. (Sounds like he 
wants our business.) He's also developing a 
residential energy management system to be sold 
through the utility companies. According to Don, 
this happened by accident as he desperately tried 
to lower his own $180/month electric bill. With 
all the same appliances, he lowered it to $103 
last month, and hopes to go below $90 with his 
next billing cycle. He says the only drawback is 
the complaints from his family, but he says that 
an anticipated $1,000 in the pocket annually 
keeps them with "team spirit." Wonder what will 
happen when his family finds out that other 
families don't take cold showers . . . ▼ Harvey 

Towvim and his wife Naomi have one son in 
college and one working in Washington, D.C. We 
intended to connect during vacation this 
summer, but it didn't work out. Never did get 
around to discussing what he's doing, but 
whatever it is, he must enjoy it. Call Harvey if 
you want to get a feeling that everything is all 
right with the world. (But don't call collect.) 
▼ Arthur Bartlett writes, "Just returned from my 
35th Reunion at Brown University. Jones and 
Bartlett Publishers, Inc. recently moved its 
corporate offices to 1 Exeter Plaza, Boston. As a 
loyal GDA alumnus, I refuse to move to an 
Exeter address, and will continue to do my 
publishing here in Portola Valley, CA, as I have 
for 31 years. TBill Plumer ran into Dr. Thomas 
Whitney at their 35th Harvard reunion, and said 
that Tom hasn't changed a bit. This was a double 
celebration for Tom because his daughter also 
graduated from Harvard this year. Last, but not 
least ... All is well with the Pinkhams. Sue is 
renewing her commitment to get a masters in 
Adult Education, and I've renewed my 
commitment to stay gainfully employed for 
another year. We had a great summer with our 
normal two-week rejuvenation in northern New 
Hampshire, plus extraordinary hiking in Rocky 
Mountain National Park in Colorado. Thanks to 
all who took a few minutes to keep us posted on 
what's happening in your lives. Your classmates 
appreciate the news. 


Michael B. Smith, Secretary 
1315Merrie Ridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 

TBob "The Lug" Abbott writes from the 
beaches of Cape Cod that he spent the summer 
watching his one-and-a-half-year-old grandson 
throw rocks in the Atlantic, as The Lug tries to 
unload some Providence condos while improving 
on his tennis by taking up golf (honest, that's 
what he said!). Bob's daughter Lee and her 
husband live in Chicago, and Bob III has 
recently graduated from St. Lawrence University. 
TDick Michelson married in July, is deeply 
involved in Boeing's Program Management for 
the development of the new 777, and continues 
his skiing, climbing and backpacking adventures. 
Dick also writes of his deep appreciation for his 
GDA education. V Haskell Rhett reports he has 
been appointed a trustee of Trenton State 
College in New Jersey, and remains a trustee of 
Dominican College of San Raphael, CA. Haskell 
also writes that his first granddaughter, Cade, was 
born in July, and she is doing well (as is Haskell, 
presumably!). WYuichiro Taniguchi writes from 
Kobe, Japan that he is President of Miyuki Keori 
Company, Ltd., one of the world's leading pro- 
ducers of men's high quality worsted fabrics. 
Yuichi also points out that the Japanese econ- 
omy, after a long "boom" period, is experiencing 
its downward thrust, affecting his business some- 
what. T Your Class Secretary continues as Presi- 
dent of SJS Advanced Strategies to advise clients 
on international trade matters in Washington. My 
wife, Deborah Wince-Smith, is the Assistant 

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Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy. 
Our two boys, Devereux (three) and Christian 
(two), are full of beans and keep us going 


George 0. Cardner III, Secretary 
53 Woodbury Lane, Acton, MA 01720 

T Bill Durrell sold his business on Cape 
Cod, and bought a newspaper, "The Treasure 
Times," located on the Island of Abaco, Baha- 
mas. He will move there, and will also operate a 
rental service for villas and homes on Treasure 
Cay, Abaco. He can be reached at P.O. Box 251, 
West Barnstable, MA, 02668. WDon Hicks and 
Marilyn had their 31st anniversary in September. 
To celebrate, they went to the '92 Olympics in 
Barcelona, and found the whole experience 
energizing. Don and Marilyn have two children, 
both married. Laura is a lawyer/wife/mother in 
Coral Gables. Jeffrey is with Leo Barnett 
Advertising in Mexico City. Don's advertising 
business, Hicks & Associates, has just completed 
20 years in business in Coral Gables, FL. 
Reports from Bill Spence and Bill Ardiff next 


James Dean III, Secretary 
13 Circuit Road, South Berwick, ME 03908 

TJoe MacLeod writes that his summer 
has been pleasant, except that he severely 
bruised his achilles tendon, causing him to 
hobble around. ▼ Stuart Sprague has just spent 
eight weeks at Kansas University in Professor 
David M. Katzman's NEH Seminar, "The Growth 
of Urban Black Communities in America." He 
has also recently been at Duke University and 
the National Archives researching historical 
topics, especially the development of the all-black 
town of Nicodimius, established by Kentucky 
African Americans. TJoel Nichols writes that he 
has uncovered our freshman year corridor 
master, C.G. Stoneman of British descent, 
working in a Woodstock, VT, bank as its Vice 
President. YJitn Dean is entering his 32nd year 
of teaching, and his 25th year at Berwick 
Academy. His wife Dianne is getting her master's 
in music at UNH! His son Bart is getting his 
master's at Denver University in social work. His 
daughter Penelope is studying at Life Chiro- 
practic College in Atlanta, GA. 


Lyman A. Cousens, Secretary 
4 Goodhue Road, Boscawen, NH 03303 


35th Class Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Ralph E. Ardiff Jr., Secretary 
238 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923 

T With our 35th reunion in less than one 
year, we received replies from several classmates 
from whom we have not heard in recent years. 
WKen Weene reported that he and his wife Roz 
recently visited GDA, where Roz had a show at 
the Kaiser Gallery. When we are at GDA next 
spring, we should look for Roz's portrait of Ted 
Eames, which Ken and Roz gave to the school. 
IMax Brace reported that he and Fran have 
two children. His older, Max IV, just finished his 
second year at Hamilton College (Max's alma 
mater, if memory serves me correctly). WDave 
Cox is head psychologist at the Southern Ohio 
Correctional Facility, which is the state's major 
maximum security prison, and the only one 
housing an electric chair, which is expected to 
become operative again after a moratorium of 
almost 20 years. Dave and Gaylene live about 
200 miles from the prison in Medina, OH, so he 
is home only on weekends. WBill Kittredge, also 
from Medina, is the CEO of U.S. Computer 
Systems in Cincinnati, OH. Hopefully, we will 
hear more about Bill's life at the Reunion. TOur 
diligent class agent, Harvey Hayden, is still 
flying B-767's for Delta Airlines, and with all his 
seniority is getting the choice flights to Florida 
and the west coast out of Boston. Harvey and 
Mercedes live in Revere while working, and 
spend the rest of their time at their home in 
North Conway and at their "retirement" home 
on a lake in Otisfield, ME. TNeil Quinn reports 
that he is still playing lacrosse a few times each 
summer in a summer league, of which he is a 
team sponsor. He still thinks of Coach Heb 
Evans each time he walks onto a lacrosse field. 
Neil has got to be in the best shape of anybody 
in our class. If anyone wants rebuttal time, let me 
know. TBob Kirkwood reports from Palo Alto, 
CA, that he is Director of Government Affairs at 
Hewlett Packard, and still enjoys being involved 
in the ever-changing set of local, state, national 
and international public policy issues, particularly 
those involving U.S. industrial competitiveness 
and Japan's "abuse" of the world trading system. 
Two of his sons have attended Colgate, and one 
UCLA. He is now finding more time to relax and 
do some serious fly-fishing. Bob hopes to attend 
our reunion next spring. TChick Carroll wrote 
from South Freeport, ME, that the real estate 
development industry in New England has been 
difficult over the last few years, but he has gotten 
much satisfaction out of planning and developing 
Whitetail, America's newest ski resort, near Mer- 
cersburg, PA, consisting of 14 trails and four 
chair lifts. He reports that its first year was most 
successful, and he would welcome any classmates 
to Whitetail for some complimentary skiing. 
Chick still enjoys skiing, sailing and biking. 
Chick, ever the philosopher, finds himself "more 
certain than ever about the important things in 
my life, and less interested in other subjects such 
as partisan politics, media-generated contro- 
versies, etc. I'm convinced each of us needs to 
continue the same efforts we made at GDA to 
grow bigger, more open, more curious and less 
sure about the Tightness of each and every opin- 
ion we may hold. I know those same qualities 

that we were exposed to at GDA are as important 
for our society as they are for us as individuals." 
Chick plans on being at our 35th Reunion next 
June, and we hope that you will be there too. 

[59 . 

Mirick Friend, Secretary 
50 Dorset Road, Waban, MA 02168 


John C. Elwell, Secretary 
266 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 

T Greetings ... I hope that my fellow 
classmates had an invigorating and enjoyable 
summer! VNorm Kalat writes that he has retired 
"for the time being, and his kids are dispersed, 
Karen in D.C. and Norm III in Colorado 
Springs." He also reports that he and his wife 
Susan are well, and his golf game is improving. 
Retired, in good health, children gone and golf 
game improving; what more could you ask for? 
WDuke Morton continues as manager of the 
R.O. Whitesell Associates office in Cleveland, 
while his wife Julia, after 26 years of marriage, 
just received her Ph.D. in history from Kent 
State University, where she is senior managing 
editor of the Kent State University Press. Their 
daughter Wendy is a '90 graduate of Smith Col- 
lege, while their son Rob is a senior at Hobart. 
TGreg Meyer has chastised me, rightfully so, for 
not reporting earlier that he and his wife, Joan 
Francine Bashein of Vienna, VA, were married 
on July 4. (All sorts of opportunities for quips 
here, but I'd better wait until I redeem myself 
with Greg.) Greg and Joan attended the recep- 
tion held last winter in Delray Beach. Greg 
continues to take courses in chemistry and 
psychology at Florida International University. 
▼ Geoff Nichols reports that he and Joan 
became grandparents on July 9. Congratulations 
to the new grandparents! I didn't realize Geoff 
was that much older than I. WDon Alexander 
writes that his son Phil is joining the Class of '95 
at GDA this fall. For his 50th birthday, some 
friends gave him a beautiful Elvis tapestry, the 
high quality kind that are sold from the backs of 
trucks at busy intersections. Don wonders what 
others classmates got for their 50th birthdays. I 
never realized that Don also was that much older 
than I. But the real question, Don, is where did 
you hang the tapestry? YFrom Hampden-Sydney, 
VA, Professor Larry Martin writes that he is pat- 
riotically driving a red VW convertible, playing 
blues guitar and wearing what's left of his hair in 
a white ponytail, and laughing like hell at class- 
mates who belatedly discovered the limitations of 
corporate life. The Martins return to New Eng- 
land each summer for hiking and cycling on Mt. 
Desert Island, ME. I think I sense a trend with 
our class . . . Greg Meyer gets married on the 
Fourth of July, and Larry Martin is a modern day 
Uncle Sam! I spent as much time as possible this 
summer at our cabin in Norway, ME. TUnlike 
Norm Kalat, I am not retired, the kids are not all 
dispersed and my golf game is not improving. 

The Archon - Fall 1992 31 







Class Notes 

Yours truly now has three children in college. 
Our daughter Erin graduated this June from 
GDA, and is now enrolled in Drew University in 
Madison, NJ. (I've given her all the proper 
fatherly advice about staying away from Woody 
Allen. At least Soon Yi is in a different dorm!) 
The house is quickly becoming as empty as the 
bank account. Thanks for writing, and keep the 
news coming. Remember: if you're in Newbury- 
port, the porch light is on for you. 


J. Stephen Sawyer, Secretary 
3616 Beech Run Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 

T Alan Booth writes that he assumed 
additional responsibilities for an insulation 
business in Canada and Mexico late last year. He 
is enjoying working with the new customers. 
Stacey and Katie are both in college, and Lorine 
and Alan will be moving into a condominium on 
the river this fall. He reports that all is well (and 
busy) with the family. ▼ Dick Snowdon has had 
an interesting summer. His son Alexander is now 
nine months old and just starting to crawl. Son 
Andrew spent the summer with us in Georgetown 
while working in D.C. Andrew finishes UVA Law 
School in May, and has a federal clerkship lined 
up (but dad's not proud!). Information pertaining 
to three classmates, submitted for publication 
last spring, somehow got lost in the shuffle. ▼ 
Briefly, Dave Clark reported that he is providing 
counselling to Vietnam Veterans in Portland, OR, 
area. T Tbny Garland continues to practice 
medicine on Deer Isle in Maine. T Phil 
Teuscher was preparing for a major sailing event 
associated with the 500th Anniversary of the Col- 
umbus landing, scheduled on the Fourth of July. 
I'll provide updates as they become available. 


Thomas S. Tobey, Secretary 
59 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 

T. Burke Leahey, Secretary 
160 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 

▼ We have some celebrities in the midst of our 
class. ▼ John Dorr is making a behind-the- 
scenes video documentary of Director Robert 
Altman's new feature, "Shortcuts." The video is 
based on the short stories of the late Raymond 
Carver. John is rubbing elbows with the cast, 
which includes Lily Tomlin, Tim Robbins, Tom 
Waits, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Robert Downey, 
Jr. T About a year and a half ago, we reported 
that Doug Coupe was moonlighting from his job 
as VP at State Street Bank as a disc jockey. 
"Little Deuce Coupe" says the program is 
booming. Doug reports that financial freedom is 
on the horizon, with only a couple more years of 
college tuition remaining. Doug has a son 
graduating from Bates, and a daughter at 
Springfield. ▼ As reported recently, I visited with 
Frank Bond in Santa Fe this summer. Frank has 
served in the New Mexico state legislature, and 
ran in the gubernatorial race in 1990. He lives a 

32 The Archon - Fall 1992 

fascinating life as an attorney, falconer and 
environmentalist. Fran is one of the founders of 
the Peregrine Fund, a non-profit organization 
dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey of 
the world. This unique avocation has taken 
Frank to Africa, the Arctic Circle and throughout 
the western United States. It was a remarkable 
experience to watch Frank training his prize 
young gyrfalcon in the early morning hours with 
the sun just peeking over the Sangre de Crista 

Frank's fine feathered friend "Fenn": Frank 
Bond '62 poses with his Gyrfalcon 'Fenn" at his 
home in Santa Fe, NM, in July. 

mountains. This part of the country is just a little 
piece of heaven. It was a wonderful tribute that 
many of our class sent thoughts and congratula- 
tions to Bill Sperry and Dave Williams in their 
recent retirement from the Academy. It hardly 
seems possible that the careers of these two 
masters spanned the same period of our associa- 
tion with the school. T A call came in from 
John Tarbell in early summer. John was about to 
embark on a business trip to Paris, where he was 
to introduce some new ventures for the bank. 
John sounded like a young kid again as he 
contemplated his newly married life and the 
prospect of raising a family. ▼ Burke Leahey is 
resting comfortably now with the prospect of a 
childless nest in the fall. He and Barbara will be 
left tending the family business and checking 
their lobster traps. Burke's middle child is teach- 
ing in Japan this year with his eldest daughter 
declaring her intention to marry. Their youngest 
daughter, Sarah, is beginning Mount Holyoke 
this month. 


30th Class Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Robert G. Fullerton, Secretary 
11 Stonedam Island Road, Meredith, NH 03253 

▼ What a great response, and at least one 
great surprise! That's a wonderful way to start off 
the new year. TMichael Heel, the former Direc- 
tor of the Annual Fund and Alumni Affairs at 
GDA, sent me a copy of a letter he mailed to 
Chad Smith not too long ago. In it, they dis- 
cussed our upcoming Reunion, and from the 
tone of the letter, I surmise that Chad must have 
written to the school inquiring how to proceed 
with planning a reunion. All this from a left- 
handed remark I made about four years ago 
concerning Chad's absence from the 25th, and 
how he was going to make amends by "chairing" 
the 30th Reunion Committee. It's truly amazing 
the success one can have with a tongue-in-cheek 
remark! Ironically, however, there probably isn't a 
better person to take on the task. Go, Chad. Go, 
Chad. Go, Chad! I'm sure you'll be hearing from 
him shortly. The letter also threw the proverbial 
gauntlet in our faces. It stated: "For the past 
three years, 30th Reunions have been fairly 
weak. I would attribute that to the classes 
themselves, and not some other intangibles. If 
you start early, '63 could have a great reunion!" 
Them thar's fightin' words, podnah, an' Ah fo' 
one accept the challenge!!! It's always a point of 
amazement what a small world this really is. Last 
week (just before the end of August, when this 
was written) we brought our younger son Brett 
up to our local photographer to have passport 
pictures taken so that we can all travel to Ger- 
many some time this winter to visit our older son 
Jeff, who will be spending a semester at the 
University of Freiburg as part of his junior year 
at Bucknell University. The photographer — a 
man I had not run across in town before — was 
George Hawkins '61, brother of our own Dick 
Hawkins, who had better plan a trip to the 
north of Boston next June. ▼ Bob Cate: "I don't 
know why I should break with tradition now after 
never communicating for 30 years (Oh, I luv you! 
-Ed.), because there is no significant news but... 
We are still here in Fairfield, CT, (10 years) after 
almost moving to Laguna Beach, CA. Commuted 
for six months, and then decided to quit Toshiba 
and do a "start up" business here in Connec- 
ticut. The business climate is so strong these 
days it seemed like good idea. No guts, no glory. 
Hope everyone else is doing well. Maybe I will 
come up this year, but that might be too many 
breaks at one time." (I feel an outstanding reun- 
ion coming on!!! -Ed.) ▼ Peter Coburn: "I still 
teach at a local community college where I've 
been since grad school. Last May I was in the 
former Soviet Union investigating the possibility 
of setting up two-year schools. Clearly, it is a 
society under great stress. A colleague of mine 
coined the phrase 'capitalism is copulating with 
communism' to describe the situation. An apt 
phrase perhaps, but I can't figure out who is 
doing what to whom. Last January I was in the 
Galapagos, and this January I hope to do 
something exotic as well. I am keeping my 
passport well exercised — and loving it!!" T Don 
Connelly: "Still with Putnam Funds! Senior Key 
Account Manager, so I have the pleasure of 
traveling worldwide, calling on major accounts. 
Splitting my home life between Boston and 
Sarasota. Learning golf — impossible!" (You and 

Jeff Ellis ought to get together! PS. you ought 
to see what Bucknell costs now, Connells! -Ed.) 

▼ George Delano: "At last! My family and I are 
off on a long-overdue vacation to England. We 
(my wife Paula, daughter Meg, 15, and son 
Forest, 12) are spending two weeks in Southern 
England making new friends and visiting old 
friends. We'll be back by the time you read this, 
so warning them we're coming will be no help. 
Cheers!" T J. Forbes Farmer: "It's been a busy 
summer. The family spent four nights on Mt. 
Katahdin (Maine). It was cold and rainy, but we 
managed some hiking, and saw some pine 
masons (bet you can't guess what they are). 
(Nope, no idea. -Ed.) I received a Ph.D. from 
B.U., delivered a paper in Las Vegas (105 degrees 
and terribly crowded), and then did some hiking 
in the White Mountains. Looking forward to our 
Reunion and some tennis with Jeff Ellis, Steve 
Wit, etc. (bring rackets!) T Stephen Hughes: 
"Practicing law in Santa Fe since 78; married in 
79; son, Ian Christopher, born in '82. I share 
office space with Frank Bond, Class of '61." 

▼ Cal Mackenzie: "Currently Distinguished 
Presidential Professor of American Government 
and Chair of the Government Department at 
Colby College. Completing six years as member 
of the Governing Boards at Bowdoin. Eleventh 
book, The Politics of American Government, to 
be published in 1993. One son just graduated 
from Columbia, the other is a senior at Mt. 
Ararat High School in Topsham, ME. WBob 
Mann "Skylar Mann born July 6, 1992, and no 
sleep since then. I'm too old for this! Seven 
pound, three ounce daughter." (Better you than 
me at this point, Benny, but she'll keep you 
young! -Ed.) Thanks to all! See you in June 
1993. Goodnight, Chad. 


Class Secretary Needed 

yjohn Steele writes, "Daughter Carrie 
completed her first semester at Wesleyan Univer- 
sity, and looks forward to returning this fall after 
a much-needed summer break. Son Aaron, 17, 
looks forward to a three-week trek in Colorado, 
hiking 150 miles along the Continental Divide. 


Kenneth A. Linger, Secretary 

Vulpecula Basenjis, 6775A Pasado Road, 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

▼ I deeply regret having to report the passing, 
this past April, of our classmate John McNallg. 
This sad news was definitely hard to accept. 
Since Craig Johnson and John were buddies for 
a number of years after we all left Byfield, he 
volunteered to write John's mother extending our 
class' condolences to her, John's wife Elisabeth 
and to their son Ryan J. McNally (14) and 
daughter Erin E. McNally (12). ▼ In preparing 
these Class Notes, I want to additionally thank 
Craig for his help and encouragement in 
contacting some of our classmates for their news. 

No sooner had he and his son Christopher (23) 
returned from a few weeks in southern France 
and northern Spain, than he rolled up his 
sleeves and got cracking. He spoke with Jim 
McGuire's wife Ellen. She updated us on their 
two sons, both of whom are actively involved in 
soccer, baseball and sailing with their Dad at 
their side. Jamie (13) is in the eighth grade, while 
William (nine) is in the fourth. In view of Jim's 
busy schedule and many responsibilities, we hope 
that in one of the next issues of The Archon we 
will read about an exhilarating mountain-climb- 
ing adventure, inasmuch as this sport is one of 
Jim's passions. Literally as I was sending in these 
notes, Craig called immediately after having had 
a long talk and animated phone call from Bill 
Russell. Recently married, Bill is doing very well 
in New York City as a craftsman of custom 
cabinets for what sounds like a rather exclusive 
clientele. Bill promises that he'll send us an 
overview of his myriad activities since leaving 
GDA, lo these many years ago! We'll have them 
for you next time! I enjoyed speaking with both 
Suzi and Eric Shepard who, luckily, live far 
enough north along the Gulf Coast of Florida to 
have been spared damage by Hurricane Andrew. 
Eric recently changed jobs and really likes what 
he's doing. He is currently market manager for 
Inflation Systems at Halkey-Robertes in St. 
Petersburg. This branch of the company makes 
the lion's share (millions upon millions!) of valves 
for all types of aviation life-vests as well as the 
valves for inflatable boats. This position requires 
less traveling than his last job, although he'll be 
in Europe this October, and in Australia next 
spring. Cupid has been active in the family: 
Suzi's daughter just got married, her son will tie 
the knot next May and the month following, so 
will Eric's daughter, Susan Erica (23)! ▼ John 
Chandler Hill writes that "In a slow acting 
market, I'm managing to keep fairly busy. I 
recently had a role on the soap, All My Children, 
and look for me this fall in an advertising cam- 
paign for Mass Mutual." We shall, and thanks for 
keeping us up to date on your career! T Russ 
Thomas sent his new address and phone 
number, which I promptly dialed. He sounds 
great, seems to be doing well and is enjoying his 
new residence. A few other classmates that I 
called almost seemed worried that they had no 
momentous news, but, far more importantly, they 
seemed mostly content in their respective 
careers, and were devoted to raising their 
families. ▼ Annette and Richard Jack and family 
still cherish the quiet of Middlebury, VT. ▼ The 
ever-faithful Arnie Morton is beginning yet 
another year owning and operating The Little 
Art Cinema in Rockport, MA, but confides that 
he's just about had it. ▼ Scott Magrane, wife 
Lynn and four children are all doing well. Eldest 
daughter Susannah (11) is very musical, and is 
studying piano and voice. Rebecca (eight) just 
made her swimming team. Sons Robert (five) and 
Ted (three) are just busy being boys, no doubt 
keeping them all on their toes. T Rich Wait 
opted to submit his class notes in Chinese char- 
acters, which is a novel and cosmopolitan con- 
cept, but sadly not very effective for the Class 

Secretary who is ignorant of that language. All I 
could deduce from the stamp postmark was that 
he now resides in Taipei, doing what was not 
immediately clear. A colleague of mine at UCSB 
was impressed with his ability to write Chinese 
like a native. Rich's message confirmed that he is 
working in Taiwan, and that he sends his greet- 
ings! ▼ I really appreciated receiving, and 
thoroughly enjoyed reading, the newest catalog 
from Wingset, the Maine Waterfowl Shop, owned 
and operated by Leslie and Ned Helm in Bristol, 
ME. Both have done a top-notch job in writing, 
illustrating and assembling this handsome book- 
let that contains equipment, clothing and art- 
work that they personally have used or enthusias- 
tically endorse. Featured on the cover of this 
catalog, along with Ned, is their fine-looking dog 
Logan, who (according to the catalog's introduc- 
tion) is a Cesky Fousek — a close relative of the 
AKC-recognized Wirehaired Pointing Giffon, 
itself one of the rarest of the sporting breeds. 
Leslie Helm wrote that she and Ned "were 
looking forward to doing some uplanned hunting 
with him." Sounds terrific to me! T It was fun 
speaking with Fred Evans at some length. He 
had hoped to make the 25th Reunion, but at the 
time was in the process of moving from Chicago, 
where he had worked for 19 years. He and his 
wife Patricia now reside in Burke, VA, with their 
14-year-old daughter, who is just entering high 
school and is anticipating her driver's permit (a 
detectable tone of concern — even slight panic 
— in Dad's voice) and their 11-year-old son. A 
financial economist, Fred currently works at the 
General Accounting Office seeking answers to 
the economic ills afoot in this country. In his 
travels a year or two ago, he ran into Borden 
Anderson at his office with Morgan Guaranty in 
New York City. T Gary Leahey remains optimis- 
tic about real estate markets despite a nationwide 
slump. As a needed break in routine, he and his 
wife Isabelle recently spent two weeks in the 
Billings, MT, area hiking, fishing and relaxing 
with their 12-year-old daughter and nine- and 
seven-year-old sons. Afterwards, they all enjoyed 
an additional two weeks in the greater Boston 
area. T Another fine soul, who would be a Class 
Secretary's pride and joy, is the Reverend Al 
Chase, who regularly sends newsy updates of his 
and his family's many activities. Al, facing a few 
health problems during the past few years, got 
serious about getting in shape, such that, by 
losing weight and exercising, he is now 
asymptomatic and has thereby escaped certain 
surgery. Not only that, but in January during a 
stay in Florida, he "tried bungee jumping — 
which was a thrill. I would do it again in a 
minute!" Al's wife Sue continues toward a 
master's in arts in counselling at Gordon-Conwell 
Theological Seminary. She works for the 
Southern New Hampshire YMCA directing their 
after-school programs, as well as serving as 
assistant director of their Camp Lincoln in 
Kingston during the summer. Al and Sue are 
making more trips to Eastern Europe next year, 
she to Romania, and he to Moscow and Croatia. 
On the domestic front, all four sons (Al Jr., 18; 
Scott, 16; Tim, 11; Chris, 10) are pursuing their 

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Class Notes 

studies as well as being active in theatre and 
music, having inherited these interests from their 
parents. Al closes his letter with this vignette: "I 
had an unusual visit last week in my pastor's 
study at church. In walked one of the newer 
members of our congregation. Lee Gallant had 
joined the church just a few months ago. Her 
brother was visiting from Texas, and she wanted 
him to see where she was worshipping now. So, 
she brought her brother, Val Wilkie, to see me. 
We had a wonderful time for the better part of 
an hour reminiscing about life in Byfield in the 
mid-60's. Val looks little changed from the image 
I have of him in the days when he would preside 
over school meetings in the Cobb Room. He 
continues to enjoy his work with an educational 
foundation in Fort Worth, and still plays tennis 
competitively." Thanks, Al, for all your news! Just 
another reminder of the relentlessly inexorable 
trudge of time, of years flooding by: in a mere 
handful of weeks, we will be halfway between our 
25th and 30th Reunions. It truly isn't premature 
to begin planning on attending this June '95 
event, and it's never too early to start drumming 
up excitement for it. Why not start intending to 
come, and even to drag the family along?! We are 
determined to ensure that it will be a special, fun 
and memorable occasion, and we're eager to 
hear your suggestions! 


Laurence M. Hilliard, Secretary 
2835 Carleton Drive, Jackson, MS 39212 

T My request for a "census" of Class of 
'66 children resulted in seven responses with 16 
offspring. Thus far, though, nobody can match 
my five. ▼ Don Hudson has four. After raising 
two sons and a daughter to adulthood, Don and 
his wife adopted a 12-year-old girl in February. 
She wants to be a lawyer, and Don computes he 
will be 58 by the time she is ready for her bar 
exam. After 14 years as residents of sunny 
Southern California, Don and his family packed 
up this year, leaving the I.O.U. State for a return 
to the East Coast. They are renting a house on 
High Street in Newburyport, just up the road 
from everyone's favorite school, while planning a 
new house in Newbury. It's a classic homecoming 
for Don, who is living on land adjoining property 
where he grew up. He reports that the GDA 
campus has never looked better. ▼ Brad Silsby 
has a daughter, Pamela, 13, and a son, Caleb, 11. 
Brad is spending much of his recreation time on 
the water, with a racing/cruising sloop, an ocean 
rowing shell and a remote sailboat. His racing 
record is improving, but, he admits, not yet 
enviable. Dana Woodward helped Brad deliver 
the sloop to Maine for a cruise. T Coinciden- 
tal^, Groverman Cooke also has a 13-year-old 
daughter, Elise, and an 11-year-old son, Jay 
(named for his uncle?). Also like Brad, Grove 
spends a lot of time on the water. Our former 
track captain is a ferry captain and a submarine 
pilot in New London, CT. T Don Bates has two 
daughters, Caitlin, eight, and Emily, four, and 
swears that two is enough. Don has become a 
dedicated runner, who brags that he did not miss 

a day running during the 1980s. He is newsletter 
editor and past president of the Cape Cod 
Athletic Club, and was voted the club's best over 
40 runner. Both of Don's daughters have taken 
after their father. Caitlin competes in five-mile 
races, and recently finished third in the 14-and- 
under division. Emily began running a mile at 
the age of three. Don can't understand why GDA 
did not tap his talents for the cross country 
team. We all remember him for his talents on the 
golf course with his magical four-wood. ▼ Sam 
Billings and his wife of 20 years, Barbara, have 
two sons: Nathen, 12, and Peter, nine. The 
former catcher par excellence for the Governors 
is working as a contract manager for United 
Technologies Corp. in his native Connecticut. T 
Bob Burnham also has two sons: 14-year-old 
Christopher and 12-year-old Stephen. The 
Burnhams live in Sewickley, PA, just outside 
Pittsburgh, where Bob is a marketing director 
with Marsh & McLennan, Inc. T Malcolm 
Gourlie has a daughter Annie, seven (going on 
13) and a son Colin, five. Mac reports that Annie 
is much like her mother, and Colin "reminds me 
much of myself." Does that mean Colin will be 
secretary of his GDA class some day? T Michael 
Little will finish up an M.S. in Environmental 
Administration at Antioch New England Grad- 
uate School in Keene, NH, in December of 1992. 


Bennett H. Beach, Secretary 
7207 Denton Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 

T In June, when Compaq shook up the 
computer industry by rolling out its new line of 
PCs, Systems Engineer Peter Osgood was in the 
thick of it. After receiving training in Houston, 
he was at mini-shows in four cities. Peter, who is 
based in Northern Virginia, also was involved in 
the introduction of printers and other new 
Compaq products during the following four 
months. ▼ There is now a 60th boy to go with 
the 60 girls sired by the Class of '67. His name is 
William Strawgate Easton, and he was born in 
Wisconsin to Doris and John Easton on June 5. 
Might this be the last of the Class of '67 babies? 
Is anyone trying to push us to 121? ▼ Andrew 
Nichols continues to enjoy his work as a vice 
president in the personal trust division of the 
Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. A trip 
through Exeter last summer brought back mem- 
ories of Wednesday afternoons. T On June 6, in 
Tabor's chapel, Jay Ryder married Meredith 
Birkins, whom he has known since his days at 
GDA. In the process, he acquired four children, 
and he says that after 25 years of roaming he is 
"finally settling down." Jay is Director of Market- 
ing for Halliwell Engineering Associates in East 
Providence. In late summer, he paid a surprise 
visit to Hugh Munro. ▼ Web Pearce has set 
himself up as independent software tester in 
Silicon Valley. He still is making time to volun- 
teer in marine mammal rescue work in the Bay 
Area. T Now commuting from Gloucester to 
West Newbury to work for Dayton Corporation, 
which specializes in micrographics, Kevin Leary 
could drive through GDA every day. "But now 

Smooth sailing: Ben Beach '67 crosses the finish 
line for an easy victory at the Reunion Pie Race 
in June 

that Tiger Lily's gone, there's no reason to," 
Kevin explained. Dayton shipped him to Italy for 
three weeks in August. Kevin has yet to vote for 
a Republican. T In an article in Brunei's Steel 
World Quarterly, Morgan Construction Com- 
pany's Senior VP for sales and marketing, Dan 
Morgan, sang the praises of two technological 
breakthroughs in the production of steel rods 
and bars. MCC developed the technology in 
conjunction with Daido Steel of Japan. ▼ Roger 
Guernsey is a senior vice president for an 
outplacement counselling and consulting firm, 
Cornell, Bokelmann & Associates. Roger moved 
from Miami to Menlo Park, CA, to take the job, 
and is very happy with the change in venue. The 
company specializes in the high-tech field and 
helping people convert from defense-related work 
to commercial opportunities. T As much as they 
enjoyed the 25th Reunion and the stop at Phil 
Finn's boyhood home in June, Pamela and Dick 
Boucher topped it August 8, by getting married 
in Allentown, PA. Dick reports that his home- 
building business is picking up a bit. 


25th Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Carl F. Spang Jr., Secretary 
RFD #1, Wiswall Road, Newmarket, NH 03857 

▼ James Rudolph writes, "After five years 
as Swampscott Zoning Board Chairman, followed 
by three years as a selectman, I decided to take a 
break from town government, and not run for 

34 The Archon - Fall 1992 

selectman again this year. I was recently appoin- 
ted by Governor William Weld to the Massachu- 
setts Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Multi- 
Family Advisory' Committee; I am looking 
forward to working more closely with that agency. 
My law firm. Gargill, Sossoom & Rudolph, with 
offices in Boston and Marblehead, now has 15 
attorneys. My practice focuses on business 
transactions and litigation, with an emphasis on 
real estate and construction law. Not surprisingly, 
I am involved in a number of workouts and 
bankruptcies these days." 


Jeffrey L. Gordon, Secretary' 

Slocum, Gordon & Company 
P.O. Box 669. Newport. RJ 02840 

T Shel Sacks writes that he continues to 
practice on the links in preparation for match 
play with Andy Costello and Ralf O'Leary at the 
next five-year reunion. Shel had his third child 
last August, a boy to go along with his two girls. 
Shel's optimism continues: he says his new son 
looks like a centerfielder. Anyone who might 
happen by his dental clinic in central New York 
will get a free cleaning. T Gary Martin writes 
that he is trying to keep work and professional 
responsibilities under control so that he can 
enjoy parenthood. He has four children: ages 
nine, six, four and two. T Jon \\ llliams says 
that life couldn't be better in Boulder, CO. He is 
building custom homes, and enjoying work with 
the local branch of the National Association of 
Homebuilders. He recently was back in Connec- 
ticut for vacation, and dropped by Mike Miller's 
restaurant in Kingston, NY. It's called Armadillo; 
great Mexican food. T Mike Shay has gotten 
married in Canada, and is off on a honeymoon 
in California. On his return to New York, his 

auction gallery'. William Doyle Gallery, will be 
auctioning property from the estate of James 
Cagney. ▼ After too many years of being out of 
touch, Bill Strider dropped me a line the other 
day. He had some catching up to do, so he writes 
that he dropped out of Harvard with only one 
semester to graduate and hit the road. He 
crossed the country a few times and ended up in 
Santa Cruz in 1975, where he studied with a 
Hindu Master of Yoga. He then went to work for 
Intel Corp. until 1985, when he hit the road 
again, ending up where he now lives in Sebas- 
tian, FL, a small town on the east coast. He lives 
with about 200 people on 42 acres, where he is 
doing a lot of work with people who are HIV 
infected, particularly small children. T Kathy 
and Bill Clyde's family are heavily involved in the 
game of soccer. Bill coached two teams, a local 
and county team. His two older children. Tally 
(12) and Christopher (10),. each play on two 
separate teams, and Kathy is forever driving 
everyone around with Maggy (five), who is 
working on her drills. T Although when Murray 
"the Rough Rider" McGuirk last telephoned, he 
was on sabbatical from his professorship at the 
University of San Francisco (the Carmel 
Campus), where he lectures on metaphysical 
biochemistry, he will be returning to his ranch in 
Point Arena, CA, in September, and would love 
to hear from everyone, except for Conrad Miller 
and Steve Goodhue. He can be reached at 
(707) 884-3151. While on a safari in Nairobi, Mo 
ran into Fred Sang, who was fly fishing in a river 
Murray was crossing. He said that Fred looked 
good, and was living in Patagonia, AZ, where he 
is Executive Vice-President of a clothing manu- 
facturer of the same name. Fred apparently 
indicated to Mo that he did not want to hear 
from anyone except for Fred Lang and Harold 
Hudson. ▼ Joe Lilly (a.ka. "Duke") called in 

Trustee and Headmaster: Trustee Jeff Gordon '69 and Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon trade notes after the 
alumni baseball game in May. 

from his Yacht in Bimini to report that he is alive 
and well, living in Jupiter, FL, next door to Burt 
and Loni. (In fact, when Burt wants to go 
incognito, he calls Joe, who drives over in his 
van, and lets Burt borrow the shoulder length 
wig that Henry Eaton used to wear when he and 
Joe were in "Duke and the Drivers.") It was great 
hearing from those who wrote in, and I hope 
more of our class will let us know what's going 
on in their lives. Time has a way of racing by, so 
please feel free to drop me a line at any time and 
I will get your news in The Archon. 


J. Randall Whitney III, Secretary 
65 Nashoba Road. Concord. MA 01742 

T The Class of 1970 remains active... ▼ 
Johns Congdon has changed gears to a "real" 
job with Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Maine, 
giving up 20 years of self-employment in 
Vermont. Joanne, his wife, sons Johns III (two- 
and-a-half) and Joseph, along with Holly, Lucas 
and Laura (12, 14 and 12) will relocate to the 
Yarmouth area soon. T Bill Murray writes that 
as General Manager of DH Services he is 
travelling quite a bit internationally. Between all 
the travel he is finding "more time" with his wife 
Linda and daughters Jennifer (seven) and Delila 
(two). Jennifer and Bill go camping each month 
with a group of other fathers and daughters. T 
Henry Eaton sends in a progress report on law 
school — "made it through year one." This past 
summer he worked with a law firm in Boston and 
also anchored weekend news on channel 56. T 
Scott Livermore is still a bachelor, and wants to 
know if there are any others. He owns a place in 
Harwich, paints houses in Chatham and plays 
jazz & rock 'n roll all over the Cape with "The 
Loch Ness Monsters!" He writes, "I enjoy 
watching Henry Eaton on TV while visualizing 
him still in Mr. Navins' public speaking class." T 
Will Whitehouse is a parole examiner in 
Florida. His 12- and 14-year-old boys are 
regularly reminding him that he is no longer 
"with it." (Hang in there, Willy! -Ed.) T Nat 
Williams should have some interesting news for 
future Archons — he is taking a sabbatical, after 
12 years, from Nature Conservancy to explore 
conservation issues in Australia. Nat and Annette 
with Jordan (seven) and Sam (five) will probably 
shove-off in January. Stay in touch, Nat. T And, 
finally, the relentless highpointers, Jack Cutler 
and Jeff Brown climbing the highest peak in 
each of the 50 states — by our 25th!! They write 
from Gannett Peak in Wyoming. At 13,804 feet, 
writes Jack, "This is the longest climb in the 
lower 48." Jeffs daughter Molly turns nine, he 
and his wife Patti will have their 10th anniversary. 
What a busy summer. That's all for now 
everyone. Keep those postcards coming. 


Michael K. Mulligan, Secretary 
5025 Thacher Road. Ojai. CA 93023 

T On July 1, Mike Mulligan became 
Acting Headmaster of the Thacher School in 
Ojai, California. For several years, Mike has been 

The Archon - Fall 1992 35 

Class Notes 

Assistant Headmaster and lacrosse coach while 
his wife Joy continues as the Director of 
Admissions. Last spring Mike's team won the 
Golden Gate Invitational Tournament in San 
Francisco, capping a 14 and 2 season. T Al 
Brewer has taken a job supervising the creative 
end of Craver, Matthews and Smith, an adver- 
tising and fund-raising direct response marketing 
company based in Falls Church, VA. Al has been 
consulting and freelancing out of his home in 
Portland, ME. ▼ Jed Lee continues his work as 
Program Analyst for Eduserv Technologies, Inc. 
in St. Paul, MN. His wife Ann is a database 
analyst for Northwest Airlines. T Bill Shack 
continues to practice law in Andover. The Shacks 
have three children: Rachel (six), David (four), 
and their latest, Jacob, born in January. Bill lives 
in the same neighborhood as Andy Costello '69, 
and sees Chuck Samaras from time to time. ▼ 
Mark Fraser and his wife Gracen are the proud 
parents of a son, Nicholas, born January 18. 
Mark is working for Fairchild Publications in 
Manhattan, and commutes from Brooklyn. T 
Jack Stanyon has given up his three-hour daily 
commute between Rockland and Portland, ME, 
but not his 1987 Jetta, which weighs in at over 
170,000 miles. Jack works for The Guthrie 
Group, a Portland ad firm, and has moved with 
his wife Marie and their daughter to South 
Portland. ▼ For the last nine months, Dave 
Shove has been Marketing Director for Empire 
Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Manhattan. Dave 
got married June 27, on Orr's Island, ME. His 
wife Beth Rowan is the former Computer 
Systems Director for Morgan Stanley in New 
York. Having left that position, she has gone 
back to school to study hospice administration. 
While in law school at the University of Maine, 
Dave was in regular contact with Ed Catlin, who 
was a year ahead. T Jeff Molitor continues as 
Director of Portfolio Review at the Vanguard 
Group in Valley Forge, PA. He and his wife 
Nancy live in Berwyn with their two daughters, 
Caroline and Emily. T John Capron is now 
practicing general business law with the firm of 
Feldman, Waldman & Kline in San Francisco. 
While passing through the airport in Tokyo last 
October, John ran into Ted Northrop. T Steve 
Dunn and his wife Katy continue to live in Gates 
Mills, OH, with their two children, Ethan (three) 
and Andre (five). Katy is a radiologist with the 
Cleveland Clinic. There is suspicion that Steve is 
involved in investment advisory work, but when 
pressed to reveal what he does for a living, his 
only reply is an enigmatic, "not much." ▼ Ted 
Hatheway is living in central Maine, and 
enjoying the rural life. His company, North 
Anson Machine, does auto repair work, and 
should soon include machine tooling capability. 
Ted has two children: Teddy (12) and Jessica (10). 
T Bob Veasey is producer of the 6:00 News at 
WLS-TV in Chicago. The problem of city 
flooding last spring has taken its toll on the news 
room crew, which had been keeping mammoth 
hours. Veasey was unmoved. Said the Bad Boy of 
Broadcasting, "If they can't take the heat, let 
them eat pink slips!" Art Veasey '68 recently 
named his son after Bachelor Bob, now a doting 
uncle. Call Bob at (302) 750-7385 at 12:00 

36 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Post-game refreshments: Faculty member Dick Leavitt talks with Tom Driscoll 78 and Joe Pietrafesta 77 
at the Alumni Game Day reception. 

E.S.T But not during a flood. T Ken Markin 
runs the foreign exchange operation for the First 
National Bank of Chicago. So he says. I reached 
him at home eating Chinese with his feet on the 
desk. Married 11 years, Ken and Lori have two 
children: Lindsey (nine) and Jamie (six). The 
Markins are now in London for a two-year stint 
with the bank. ▼ After twelve years with 
American Express, most recently with their Gold 
Card division in Ft. Lauderdale, Mario Rivera 
has taken a new position as credit manager for 
Tri-Star Aerospace, Inc. in Deerfield Beach. For 
many years a lost classmate, Mario ended his 
silence when he contacted Joe Lapaglia. "I 
noticed a lot of activity on his card," said Mario, 
"so I called just to make sure everything was all 
right." Hawk and his wife Frances live in Margate 
with their two children, Krystal and Christopher. 
▼ Joe Lapaglia still lives in Orlando, FL, and 
works as Financial Planner for General Mills 
Restaurants (Red Lobster). He has two children: 
Joey (seven) and Christina (12). He has enjoyed 
seeing and talking to Mario Rivera. ▼ "Nothing 
new to report," says Alan Jackson, who 
continues to do medical research on rabies at 
Queens University in Ontario. The Jacksons 
reside in Kingston with their three children, 
David (nine), Leslie (eight) and Nicole (three). Al 
occasionally sees Bryce Kiberd '72, also a 
physician in the area. T Steve Salloway is a 
neurologist and full time member of the medical 
faculty at Brown University, with offices at Butler 
Hospital in Providence. Steve and his wife Kim, a 
bone marrow social worker, live in Barrington, 
RI, with their two children: Avi (seven) and 
Rachel (four). ▼ John Katzenberg is now 
practicing internal medicine out of his own office 
in Groton, MA. Widely regarded as something of 
an expert in the field of matrimony, Katzy was 
married in April. He and his wife Susan work 

together running his laboratory. John sends his 
best to everyone. ▼ Soccer Dad Sam Tamposi is 
up to his sweatband in coaching and playing 
these days. Daughters Jessica (13) and Kristin 
(11), are members of a traveling team that has 
their coaching father logging space shuttle 
distances in the family conveyance. Something of 
a weekend warrior himself, Sam was on "the 
injured reserve list," at the time of this writing, 
being one of the older members of a 30-plus 
soccer league. Eight-year-old Sam the 3rd has 
the ski bug, keeping his dad on the slopes 
during the winter. From the All-This-And-Brains- 
Too Department, it seems that daughter Jessica 
is also a World Cup math whiz, scoring a 610 on 
her S.S.AT.s, and being honored by Johns 
Hopkins for her accomplishment. What's the big 
deal? She's only in the 7th grade. Explained 
father: "It must have skipped a generation." ▼ 
Tucker Withington is researching whether or 
not frequent flyer miles are available to commu- 
ters. Though not in Stanyon's league, Tuck 
makes the journey from Plymouth to his job at 
Symbolics, in Concord, at least three days a 
week, reserving two days at home for work on 
his computer. Tucker, Neil, nine-year-old Lia and 
six-year-old Whitney continue to enjoy life on the 
Cape. T Congratulations to Mike Hoover and 
his wife Janet who are expecting their third child 
this fall. Daughters Allison and Mary will by 
joined by a brother in mid-October, and Mike is 
already pricing golf clubs. "I want my son to have 
drive," intoned the former GDA linksmeister, "but 
we won't neglect his short game." Mike continues 
as portfolio analyst for U.S. Trust in Manhattan. 
The Hoovers live in Bronxville. T The pain and 
angst of middle age rising found a moment of 
reprieve on the occasion of Barry Burlingham's 
40th birthday, as hundreds of mourners gathered 
at the Quechee Inn in Quechee, VT, last Feb- 

ruary to express their condolences at a surprise 
party and weekend sprung by Burlingham's wife 
Gillian. Invitees included Hoovers, Claymans and 
Mulligans. ▼ Wayne "Make My Day" Gray has 
become active with a local gun club in the 
Newburyport area. Said Wayne, "I shoot 
everything from 9mm pistols to .45s." In his 
youth, Wayne practiced on rats at the dump. 
Having graduated to silhouette targets, Wayne is 
now ready for the ultimate challenge of Big 
Game. Body armor, anyone? T Still "throwing 
my bones around the soccer field," says Mark 
Nickerson, a three-sport diehard in the over-30 
leagues. Mark plays basketball, soccer and 
softball, and in his idle moments manages to do 
a little individual and family counseling in 
Belchertown, MA. Mark has three children: 
Geneva (nine), Venessa (four) and a step- 
daughter, Marcella. Helios to Bill Shack and Joe 
Lapaglia. T "My first executive decision was to 
hire me," said Mike Wellman of his new job as 
principal and founder of his own executive 
search firm, Jefferson Partners. Michael has 
cashed in the long commute for a quick jaunt 
downtown to his office in Darien, CT, where he 
resides with his wife Lynn and their two boys, 
Michael (six) and Ben (three). ▼ Terri and Brad 
Bloom continue to live in Wellesley with their 
four children, Jessica (seven), Eric (six), Ross 
(four) and Elizabeth (two). Brad works for 
Berkshire Partners doing mergers and 
acquisitions work, while Terri runs her own real 
estate business. ▼ From the small town life of 
Byfield to the fast track of Motor City, Chip 
McClure has seen it all. Chip spoke from his car 
phone, "It's all knuckles and know-how in the 
boardroom these days, but I haven't forgotten the 
little people." Roger Smith, take a lesson. Chip, 
his wife Sarah, and his two children, Charles IV 
(age six) and Elizabeth (age four) will be moving 
to Dusseldorf, Germany for the next several 
years, as Chip will be Vice President and General 
Manager of Automotive Systems Group Europe 
for Johnson Controls, Inc. He has been with 
Johnson Controls for over nine years, and was 
most recently head of ASG North America. T 
Still in Chicago and loving it, Art Moher is 
working in sales for Maguire Western Lumber 
Company. Art sends his best to everyone. 


Geoffrey A. Durham, Secretary 
26315 West Ivanhoe Road, Wauconda, IL 60084 

T Robert Benson writes, "I am Vice 
President of Major Accounts for CP Marketing in 
Newton, MA. All three kids (Adam, 11; Zachary, 
nine; and Emily, 18 months) are great. Life is 
good!! ▼ Emilio Rosa writes, "Our 20th 
Reunion was great fun. It was hard to believe 
that so much time had gone by. Looking forward 
to the next reunion and rekindled friendships." 


20th Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Class Secretary Needed 

T Mark Hoffman is working as an 
electrical engineer at the Center for Electro- 
magnetic Research, Northeastern University. He 
has been doing experiments with lasers, optics, 
magnetic fields and computers. T Dorcie 
Storms would like people to know that she's 
active Army (not reserves). 


Class Secretary Needed 

▼ Dan Johnson has started his own 
business manufacturing Saltwater Fishing Flies, 
which, along with pursuing his master's degree, is 
keeping him "busier than I really care to be." If 
any of you indulge in saltwater flyfishing, Dan 
does custom orders. David Tozer is working at 
George Sexton Associates, an architectural firm 
in Washington, D.C., that specializes in museum 
exhibition design and lighting. He has two boys: 
George (seven) and Henderson (five). His wife 
Ellen works at the Concoran Gallery of Art. 


D. Gregory Pope, Secretary 
29 Whtttter Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 

▼ Keith Esthimer writes, "I continue to 
be a social worker with the Department of 
Mental Health, expecting another child, 
hopefully by December 31, 1992, but probably at 
the start of 1993." 


Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin. Secretary 
301 East 94th Street, 24B, New York, NY 10128 


Class Secretary Needed 

T Carolyn "Lyons" Borwick writes, "I 
am married (2-29-92) to Geoffrey for almost five 
months now. The reunion was great fun. Sorry 
so many could not make it." 


15th Class Reunion 
June 11, 12, 13 

Leslie Lafond, Secretary 
459 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842 

T Curtis Fox writes, "In May I moved to a new 
home in Drexel Hill, PA. I'll be sharing the 
house with my fiance, Catherine Jackson and her 
daughter Christine, age seven. We also have a 
white samoyed named Tsar. Our wedding is 
October 10, 1992. I still work in the commercial 
electrical construction field, things have been 
picking up. Dined with Rolf Dammann a few 
weeks ago. Excellent to see him. My best to all." 
T The Reverend Geoffrey Gwynne continues as 
Assistant Rector of Christ Church-Episcopal in 
Denver, CO. In 1991 he undertook an eight-week 
preaching tour to the British Isles, and visited 

the 11th century chapel on the grounds of his 
family's ancestral castle in Wales. He will spend 
October and November of 1992 serving St. 
Stephen's Society, the salvation-and-shelter street 
ministry for homeless addicts in Kowloon de- 
scribed in Jackie Pullinger's book, "A Crack in 
the Wall." On their way home to Denver, Geoff 
and Karen will spend a few days in the Philippine 
outback, where Geoff served as a missionary 
several years ago. A special feature of their 
stopover will be the opportunity to meet — for 
the first time — the "Third-World Child", whom 
they have been supporting through Compassion 
International. Geoff hopes to see many 
classmates at the 15th Reunion in June. 

On a Misson: A 1991 photo of Geoff Gwynne 
78 in Wales during his eight-week preaching 
tour of the British Isles. 


Abigail M. Woodbury, Secretary 
60 A Gorham Avenue, Apartment A, Brookline, MA 02146 

T Wendy Cowie writes, "Nothing new in 
Andover. Girls are growing fast — Katie, four and 
Becky, two-and-a-half. Spending a lot of time at 
the shore this summer. Avery — we'll get 
together sometime soon!!" T Stephanie and 
Troy Dagres are the proud parents of a new son, 
Andrew Joseph. Andrew weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz. at 
birth, and within six weeks shot up to 10 
pounds! He was born March 19, 1992. Troy and 
Stephanie moved last December to accommodate 
the arrival of the little one. They are still in New- 
buryport, and still manage the Sportsman's 
Lodge. T This from Andy Linn: "Now that 
football season is upon us, I find no better time 

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Class Notes 

Hawaiian wedding:: Steve Perry 79, Bruce Perry 
74 and Susan Perry '81 in Hawaii to celebrate 
Steve's wedding in June 

to ask, 'What ever happened to the best GDA 
Varsity Football Team seen in decades?' We hear 
from Avery and Abby, Elizabeth and Kathy, 'H', 
Andy and Jim. But what about the rest of the 
'GDA Pirates?' On behalf of Captain Garnet, we 
challenge 'The Big D' to stand tall, and the 
'Boss' Bruce Lindsey to come forward with more 
than his bottles of champagne. We need 'Killer' 
Miller and All-Star Brian Star to round-up them 
'Hogs of the front line' and kick butt. Bandana 
Man Ronan is running down and out. The 
Sophomore Wonder is rushing off tackle, and 
Strong Arm Dagres is at the helm. But where is 
Tamposi? Hey, Pole, we said 'go long,' not 'so 
long.' We have witnessed a few Roger and Larry 
sightings, but where is Cedric? Chris Shea is 
moving from Philadelphia to Pasadena, and is 
making a cross-country trip on motorcycle and 
stopped in my home town, Zanesville, OH, to 
catch up on things. He will be coaching tennis in 
California. Let's go guys! Put a hit on us and 
ring our bell! Pride." ▼ Steve Judson writes, "I 
testified to the IRS and Congress on proposed 
changes in tax law negatively impacting not-for- 
profit organizations in the U.S., signed the Berlin 
and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras as clients. 
Future looks promising for corporate sponsor- 
ship of the Arts and Humanities, and I think my 
business will continue to flourish. Has anyone 
heard from Will Paladino?" T Laura Roome 
writes, "I've moved from New Hampshire to 
Winston-Salem, NC, where I'm working for Belk 
Department Stores, and living just down the road 
from Lisa Law'.' T Wendy Silin has been "busy 
keeping up with her 17-month-old Danielle, as 
she and her husband await the birth of their 
twins in December" 


Pamela Kurtz Welch, Secretary 
19 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984 

T Erica Baum Goode and her husband Chris 
are expecting their first baby in early November. 
According to Erica, "everything else seems to 
pale in comparison!" Erica is still running 
special events at B.U., and should have her 
master's this semester. She still loves life in 
Hingham, making little changes in the house for 
the baby, and enjoying their dog Molly. ▼ 
Ginger Bushel! is still living in southern 
California, and recently switched jobs to go to 
work in the entertainment business. Ginger is 
Director of Financial Analysis at Technicolor in 
North Hollywood. She attended a GDA function 
there last fall where she met up with Jamie 
Rosenthal and Meredith Miller 78, both of 
whom are doing well. Jamie is living in Los 
Angeles and working as a stylist in the entertain- 
ment industry. She was married last September 
in Woods Hole, MA. ▼ Laura and John Fain are 
back from Chicago, and happy to be back in 
Texas. They recently enjoyed the presence of the 
GOP and Texas' native son George Bush. Secret 
Service was everywhere! "Money is cheap, 
housing market is glutted, so we are looking for 
a place to start a family. Maybe I can get 
Whitney and Carl Schwartz to come on down!" 
T Matt Tbmlinson is still living in Miami, and 
"managed to survive Hurricane Andrew (which 
was easy since I was vacationing in Maine at the 
time!) My fifth floor condominium was remark- 
ably untouched, unlike most of Miami." Matt also 
traveled to Sweden, and stayed with Tbm O'Dell 
'81 and his fiance Lotta. "Sweden is beautiful, 
but with the value of the dollar so low, it's very 
expensive!" T Sally Lee writes, "I'm working at 
the Harvard Development Office part-time, and 
I'm having a show of my paintings in Half Moon 
Bay, CA, May 15th. The opera Elmer Gantry 
went well in February, and we'll be doing the full 
opera in two years at the same theater. More 
props and costumes to make." T Lia McCarthy 
has been appointed Vice President and Manager 
of Connecticut National Bank's Greenwich 
Private Banking Office. ▼ This from Leslie 
Robins Riendeau: "I'm nearing my sixth 
anniversary with Chapman/Warwick Advertising. 
I'm peddling as fast as I can to keep up with the 
technological advances in the computer graphics 
industry. If anyone else is in this field please get 
in touch; it would be great to compare notes. Are 
there any plans for an updated alumni directory? 
There are a few lost souls I'd like to track down!" 


Abby Locke Castle, Secretary 
7396 Kingsbury Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63130 

The politicians are claiming 1992 the 
"Year of the Women," and GDA is paying 
attention since I heard from almost all women 
this issue. Just think! This year, all women's field 
teams have their own locker rooms in the new 
field house — without urinals, mind you! The 
question is — do the urinals still exist in the 
women's dorms? T Speaking of great women, 
Vinca Ingram Weatherly is full of news. She 
lives in southern California, Ventura County, with 
husband John (of one year), daughter Julianne 

(age four), son Christopher (age 5 months), as 
well as two very distinct pets. Are you tired yet? 
I'm exhausted! John is affiliated with BMW, while 
Vinca works full time for Biotech Giant Amgen, 
Inc., as head of the Presentations Department. 
Vinca sends regards to: Jennifer Schaeffner, 
Andy Morison and Keller Laws, as well as the 
Adell family. Also the best to Jennifer Graf- 
Steward and family, Clarissa, Redman and 
Brandli. Vinca is hoping to catch up with 
Mulligan soon, so hopefully she will report on 
that next issue. Does anyone else hear from 
Mike? Whitney, do you keep in touch with him? 
T Benay Lisa Lazo has evidently been trying to 
reach me for a long time. Her most recent 
epistle was dated July 7th, and I received it 
August 30th! She spent the better part of her 
spring playing lax with Julie Duff '80 (a bit 
demoralizing?). She did say that she was glad 
that Julie was on her team!! They both just 
recently attended Rand Pendleton's 30th 
birthday party in San Francisco. Benay has 
decided to leave her job, I hope she decides to 
stay in the field; possibly she should be doling 
out the dough (corporate gifts) for a large 
corporation. T The Director of Athletics is very 
psyched up for the school year. I spoke with 
Susan Perry at length a few weeks ago while she 
was on vacation from building her vacation 
house on Nantucket. (The house is progressing 
nicely, but she states it's still a bit like camping.) 
She and husband Brad had a great trip to Hawaii 
this summer for brother Steve's wedding. The 
whole family made the trip and they had a great 
time. Fortunately for us, she had a short visit 
with Kal while there. He is evidently very 
acclimated to the Hawaiian way of life — very 
laid back and loving it! Susan says he looks 
great, seems happy and has a nice business in 
the dive shop. She was very disappointed to have 
missed a scuba dive with him, but was very glad 
to see an old friend. Keller Laros, the efficient 
businessman — there is some poetic justice here, 
don't you think? Susan also sends her best to the 
Adell family. T Clarissa Dane writes from NYC 
that she misses Ev (Evelyn McCarthy), who has 
just recently been married! (I tried to reach this 
long, long lost classmate by phone, but to no 
avail. She, by the way, lives in the Chicago area. 
Can't we seduce you into keeping in touch, Ev?) 
Ris is still the persistent songstress who prays 
that she shall attain the same stature and success 
as ex-roommate and best friend Mariah Carey. 
She is doing commercials to pay the rent, and 
says she has a promising future as a hostess if it's 
really slow!! She sends her love to all. T 
Speaking of weddings, Daniel Carroll Cross was 
married in June to the lovely Suzanne. The 
honeymoon was spent in Hawaii (do you think he 
took time to see Kal?). So, we now have the 
perfect ROTC Republican (?) (at least he couldn't 
avoid the draft like some other politicians I 
know) with a great wife, an established family and 
his own business. Should we start a pool as to 
when his honor will run for Congress — and 
President? The Redman is moving to the Big 
City! T Mike Reilly will soon be making his 
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resident and a home owner! Congrats, Mike! He 
is currently a division manager at Bardon 
Trimount Bituminous products. Just what do you 
produce Mike? Sends his best to Brownie, Benay 
and Kal (Happy 30th Kal.) T Fellow Bostonian 
Andy Morrison wants to know where Dave 
Hatfield is! Andy is currently with MCI at Pru 
Center, and says he'd like to see more of his 
fellow classmates. He has spoken with Tbdd 
Berkson since reunion, so I assume that means 
Todd is still alive and well. ▼ Sarge Kennedy 
writes, "I am an independent software consultant 
at Sun Microsystems, working three months last 
summer in Europe, five weeks this spring, and 
heading off to Japan and Australia in May. Living 
on a 49-foot sailboat, sailing, windsurfing and 
taking helicopter lessons for fun. Looking for- 
ward to seeing my family in New Hampshire at 
my sister's summer wedding, and congratulations 
to Daniel Cross and Suzanne's wedding." T Dan 
Cooke reports from inside the beltway that all is 
well in Hooterville. He had a restful vacation 
along the glaciers in Alaska this summer. Seems 
his sailing experiences are limited to motorboats 
these days. I'm still awaiting an invitation to go 
sailing. I'm not picky; Maine, Bermuda, Tobago 
— any or all will do. T Tobago — anyone ever 
been there? Well, I actually hope to be able to go 
in late February for Molly Andrews wedding! 
Yes, Molly is really going to do it, and she has 

chosen this remote spot so that none of her old 
flames show up! Ha! Ha! She and fiance George 
live in Magnolia with roommate Tony, two dogs, 
three cats and one bunny! Sounds a bit kinky, 
Mol! George is a photographer, while Molly 
works for a florist. I am really hoping to get to 
the wedding, and am taking applications for a 
suitable companion — no jokes, Brandli! In my 
spare time at the Houston Airport, I spoke with 
Eric Adell. Seems that daughter Mackenzie was 
born December 16, 1991, and is now delighting 
both mother and dad. Eric has been playing golf 
with Redman and Starosta. Seems Pete is living 
in the Boston area working in the import/export 
field. From what Eric says, he travels overseas 
quite often! Thailand, Europe, etc ▼ Jenny Graf- 
Steward had a baby girl about a year or so ago. 
Evidently the young one was born prematurely, 
but all are happy and healthy and living in 
Greenland, NH. What is your daughter's name 
Jenny? (Eric couldn't remember. I was impressed 
that he knew it was a girl!) T David Brown has 
changed jobs and phone numbers so I cannot 
locate him. (Hint! Hint!) However, my best source 
informs me that son Coleman was born in July. 
Congrats Brownie! ▼ Kristen Russell moved 
back to Hampton, NH, from Newport, RI. She 
will be marrying Dave Bouley on October 3, 
1992. T Jordan Voelker writes, "Retired at 29!! 
(Well, not really...) I've left my job at ROLM with 

a decent severance package, and plan to spend 
at least a year (1) volunteering at non-profits, (2) 
hang-gliding, (3) visiting family and friends 
around the country and (4) contemplating what I 
want to do next in my life! I do know that I want 
to move back to the East Coast, so I look for- 
ward to being close to GDA once again. Greet- 
ings to Laurie, Ben, Sue, Sarge, Cynthia, Sr. 
Blanco and the Diehls." ▼ Pete Brandli was 
married last fall (again, I apologize for the 
lateness of this news breaking story), and the 
Adells attended the nuptials in Short Hills, NJ, 
along with Mike Reilly. (News like this should be 
forwarded on postcards, guys!) Mrs. Brandli's 
name is Gail, and she is a welcome addition to 
our growing family! Eric Adell also said that the 
Breeds, including son Zach, the Whitneys and 
Swilly are all doing quite well. I tried to call 
Mark but he must have been studying at the 
library! It's late and my plane is preparing to 
land. Saint Louis is fine, although I haven't seen 
much of it lately. From September 1 through 
November 15, I think I shall be in town all of 
four weekends — makes for a tough social life. I 
will be in Tampa in October, and hope to catch 
up with Aro if he's free. My weeks are filled with 
work, class (I am taking a British History class 
this semester), and shelter volunteer work (I am 
on the board for a homeless shelter). I hope to 
be in Beantown on November 14th. Anyone 

.*_-_«»^-f . H :.*?..:"• 

Alumni Lax: Alumni, faculty and friends enjoyed a day of lacrosse in May. Alumni players included: (l-r) Hank Friedman '84, Barry Graham (faculty), Ian Jarrett 
(faculty), Chris White (faculty), Dartahan Rocha '94, Alvin Thompson 85, Ian Jones '90, Derek Van Vliet '89, M.J. Forrest '89, Avery Woodworth 79, Tom Driscoll 
78, Joe Pietrafesta 77, Rob Studley '85, Rob Ashworth '89, David Kagan '85 and Coach Bob Anderson. 

The Archon - Fall 1992 39 

Class Notes 

interested in getting together for a brew or two 
in the city? Call me at (314) 968-5850 if you want 
to join us. Also, does anyone know where Larry 
Schwartz is? Dave Shula? Sue (Desautel) 
Cordina? Karla Austen? Gary Bostwick? And 
please — don't forget to vote!! 


Katrina Russo Ramsey, Secretary 
2 Old Stagecoach Drive. Monson, MA 01057 

T Hi everyone!! Thanks to all who sent in 
notes. We have news from some classmates we 
haven't heard from in a while, and would love to 
hear from more "absentee classmates." T Lisa 
Demeri writes, "Hi, Everybody — miss you all! I 
saw Jay Karas at The Miracle of Science bar in 
Cambridge. Recently saw Mike Terrile and his 
girlfriend at the Bermuda Triangle in Cambridge, 
where Jon Sham's excellent blues band, "Flyin' 
Mice," set the perfect atmosphere of music to see 
old friends. Rob Turner and Jeff Kelly were 
present, and fun to catch up with! More recently, 
Diane and Chris Frangos and I had a reunion 
— poolside at their Wenham home — where we 
discussed the politics of a rigid prep school 
schedule. I am living in East Boston in a room 
with a view and with Richard, who is undoubt- 
edly the best thing I've ever found in an art 
store. I'm very busy painting 50's-esque diners, 
liquor stores, sub shops, etc. The series is now 
on display at The Demeri III in Rockport. I'm 
also helping out Fred Macdonald '83 at his 
animation studio, Olive Jar, in Brookline Village. 
Bevin Cherot — How are you?" Well Lisa, here's 
your answer... T Bevin writes, "Finally graduated 
B.U., got commissioned as a 2Lt. in the U.S. 
Army. I will be going to Ft. Rucker in September 

Jon Shain '85 

Jonathan Shain '85 and his band 
"Flyin' Mice" recently released their first 
compact disc recording called "So Hi Drive" 
produced by Dr. Lime Records in 
Pittsboro, NC. 

After graduating from GDA, Shain 
received a degree in history from Duke 
University, where he met bass guitarist John 
Whitehead. The pair began playing on the 
local coffee house circuit, and instantly 
became popular. Soon drummer Mark 
Simonsen joined the duo, and the "Flyin' 
Mice" were created. 

The band has a mixed palette of funky 
ragtime blues and Dylanesque narratives. 
The CD features an accordion, fiddle, 
saxophone, mandolin, organ, harp and even 
musical spoons. Look for it your local 
record stores. 

for helicopter flight school. Definitely looking 
forward to being a helicopter pilot, and hope to 
see lLt. Hasapidis out there somewhere. I will be 
sky-diving in Pepperell, MA (near Nashua, NH), 
this summer (got about 41 jumps under my belt) 
if anybody is interested in taking the plunge from 
10 grand." ▼ Pete Condon writes, "Life in 
Eugene has been great. Wet winters and dry 
summers — not a bad combo. If all goes well, I 
should have my M.S. in Geology by December. 
After that I'm not sure what's up, but it includes 
the Pacific Northwest and trying to make ends 
meet." T Anne-Marie and Sam Blatchford have 
moved with their children, Olivia and Charles, to 
Hopkinton, MA. Sam was transferred to their 
Easton, MA, sales office. T Katie (Kaplan) Cook 
was married on April 21, 1991, to Patrick Cook. 
They met at Union College. Now they are living 
in Dallas, TX. Pat works as a marketing rep for 
IBM, and Katie works as an underwriter for State 
Farm Insurance. ▼ There were wedding bells for 
Dan Carlson on June 27 in Rockport. The 
newlyweds are now living in San Francisco. T 
Nathalie Ames will be doing some travelling in 
the next few months. She writes, "At the end of 
September, I'm going to an Environmental 
Grantmakers Association meeting for five days in 
the San Juan Islands, WA. I'll be able to see 
Becky and Mike for a night. On October 23rd, 
Dinah and Esmee are flying to meet me here in 
Chicago for the weekend. They will be staying in 
my new condo. In November I'm leaving for four 
and a half weeks. I go to Spain for a week, then 
head down to the Canary Islands. On November 
15, I leave on a 153 foot sailboat for a trans- 
Atlantic sail from Canary Islands to the Bahamas. 
We will be sailing with the Christopher Colum- 
bus 500-year celebration. I will be at sea for 21 
days. As you can see, things are keeping me 
busy!!" T Dinah Daley saw some folks at The 
Miracle of Science in Cambridge in August. She 
writes, "The group was small but consisted of 
Sean Mahoney (who has begun his MBA 
program at Harvard Business School), Quinn 
Pollock, Sue Edelstein, Steve Barrett, Jay Karas 
and myself. It was especially great to see Jay and 
Steve, and catch up with their lives!" ▼ Quinn is 
going to Steamboat, and looks forward to seeing 
Doug Kirk. He looks forward to starting fresh in 
Colorado. He talks with Nolden Johnson quite a 
bit. T Nolden is now in Los Angeles, CA, in 
design school. ▼ Becky Werner writes from 
Mercer Island, WA, "Things are going great! I'm 
still managing the YMCA, and Mike is still work- 
ing in public relations at Microsoft. We've been 
spending our free time mountain biking, run- 
ning, playing tennis and we've even skied on a 
glacier at Whistler on July 4th!! I miss Katrina 
and Plum Island!!" T Here's the latest from 
Peter Quimby: "First year in grad school went 
well (Ph.D. program in Political Science at UW. 
Madison) — passed my oral qualifying exam so 
I'll get my master's in December. This summer 
I'm conducting my seemingly never-ending 

attempt to master the Russian language by 
studying in an intensive language program at 
Indiana University. My wife Laurie and I had a 
busy and exciting spring. We bought a house in 
Madison, moved in, and two weeks later went off 
with her parents for three and a half weeks to 
Africa — an unbelievable experience. Saw 
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa." ▼ 
Suzi Black writes, "I'm about to start my second 
year at Vermont Law School in the tiny town of 
South Royalton. I'm the new President of the 
Student Bar Association here, and expect to be 
quite busy soon. Hopefully I'll have time to play 
in the White River with my black lab, Casey, 
while the weather is still warm. I miss the 
beaches of Massachusetts!! I'd really love to hear 
what everyone is up to, especially Kate Appleton 
and Stephanie (D'Orazio) Migliozzi. My address 
is RRI, Box 197, South Royalton, VT, 05068, 
(802) 763-7951. Anyone wanting to visit Vermont 
is always welcome to stay at my house!!" T 
Chris Chance is in graduate school, working 
toward a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology beginning 
this fall at Syracuse University. Her research 
specialty is family rituals and their effect on ego 
development in children. ▼ Andrew Allen is 
living in Miami, and has this to report, "Lots of 
action and plenty of business. Still with Saks 
Fifth Avenue doing lots of volume in the men's 
wear business. Haven't had a chance to go any- 
where this summer. Hopefully, I will be able to 
travel during the coming months. Lots of luck to 
everyone!!" T George Hasapidis has a year left 
towards his master's in education, and is still 
living in Alabama. ▼ Meredith Lazo is currently 
working at Monitor Company, a management 
consulting firm in Boston, as a summer 
consultant. Meredith will return to Harvard 
Business School in the fall to begin her second 
year. She is looking forward to going back to 
school, even though she doesn't yet know what 
she will be doing when she graduates. T Tim 
Maxfield is working in sales in Maine. He got 
engaged to Velvet Pinkham in September 1991, 
and they are living in Saco, ME. ▼ Jeffrey Taft 
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh 
School of Law with honors in May, and will begin 
graduate studies in law at Harvard Law School in 
the fall. He hopes to pursue a teaching career at 
the law school level in the next couple of years. 
▼ And what's up with Katrina Ramsey? I've 
been working for Merck Human Health Division 
as a professional representative for three years 
now. Merck is the largest pharmaceutical 
company in the world. I sell drugs for ulcers, 
high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It's 
very interesting, since things are always 
changing; there's always something new to learn. 
My husband Steve has a degree in architecture, 
and has been looking for a job here in 
Massachusetts for a year now; the economy has 
not been kind to the field of architecture. He has 
started looking in other New England states, and 
may start looking even farther away. If anyone 

40 The Archon - Fall 1992 


has any leads for him, let me know!! We have a 
golden retriever and two kittens that keep us 
quite entertained. Have a wonderful autumn!! 


5th Class Reunion 
June 11 12, 13 

Meganne E. Murphy, Secretary 
29 Blue Ridge Road, North Andover, MA 01845 

Receiving news of everyone's adventures 
after college has been very interesting! Thanks to 
everyone who responded, not only with news of 
themselves, but with news of other alums as well. 
T Regina Clanzberg graduated from Franklin 
and Marshall with a major in biology. She'll be 
continuing her pre-med studies at Hunter 
College in the fall. This summer she worked and 
went to school, but managed to squeeze in a 
camping trip in Maine. On her way back, she 
stopped by New Hampshire to visit with Josh and 
Shannon ('90) Davenport and Michelle 
LaFlamme. T Krishna von Trapp spent 
another summer being a cowgirl in Montana. 
She ran into Lisa Randolph in Bozeman. She's 
working and going to school there. Kristina 
returns to UVM for one more semester. Then 
she'll teach skiing for a couple months, after 
which she'll be heading to Australia and New 
Zealand. Those two places seem to be on 
everyone's must see list! Dan Morrison is headed 
there, as is Damon Kinzie. T Damon graduated 
from UVM in the spring, and is now on a trip 
around the world. (China will never be the same 
again . ) T Dan was named to the Faculty's list of 
honorable mention at Roanoke College. He also 
was named one of the 1992 Old Dominion 
Athletic Conference players of the year. He is the 
first defenseman in the history of the conference 
to win the award. As a junior at Roanoke, he 
made the All-American second team. T Jon 
Morisseau is leaving the U.S. for France to 
complete his master's in French through 
Middlebury College. Jon got his B.A. in French 
and English from Florida State University. He 
spent May and June living with Reggie 
Edmonds, working, and attending summer 
school at Middlebury. Anybody going to Paris 
can reach Jon at Middlebury College School, 4 
rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France. Good 
luck, Jon. T Hugh Ogilvie has just finished his 
law society finals at Chester College of Law, and 
will start at Beachcroft Stanley's in 1993. (I 
assume that's a law firm!) He was looking forward 
to seeing Nirvana and Buffalo Tom at the 
Reading Festival. Hugh says, "Jeff Abrams: write 
me, NOW!" ▼ Will Farley was a little upset that 
there was no stamp on the postcard, but decided 
to be crazy and put his own stamp on it. Good 
thinking, Will! He is out in Seattle, working, as 
far as I know. He says, "What is Tbdd O'Brien 
up to?" T Andy Noel has just graduated from 
Bowdoin College, and will be playing hockey in 
either Sweden, Norway or England next year! T 

Joe Bailey graduated from UNC, and was plan- 
ning a trip to the Grand Canyon and California 
before going to work in the fall. He's hoping to 
get back to GDA this fall. ▼ John Meyers 
graduated from Hamilton to become an actor in 
Los Angeles. He is also boxing at the cruiser 
weight level. ▼ Reena Manimalethu has one 
more year of engineering school left. She is 
looking forward to the Reunion. T Jill Packard 
will be marrying David Miller '87 in September 
of 1994. Jill writes, "I will be finishing up at 
UVM this year with a consumer studies degree 
(like advertising). After four years of switching my 
major from psychology to consumer studies, my 
new-found occupation will maybe be interior 
design. At least that's what it is this week!" T 
Jenny Reynolds is in her last year at B.U., and is 
being discovered! After coming in second in the 
Best of B.U. contest, a local band called "Cliffs 
of Dooneen" has started promoting her. A demo 
tape is in the works. T Paul Bucci is helping 
out a friend who is running for state represen- 
tative. Paul is running for a local Democratic 
committee seat. He graduated from URI and is 
still looking for a job. T J.B. Burgess has 
graduated from B.C., where he'd take in a 
basketball game with Todd O'Brien and Deana 
Giamette once in a while. He is now pursuing a 
career in the Financial Services as a financial 
planner with John Hancock financial services. ▼ 
Petica Barry thought she graduated from UC- 
Boulder, but didn't, so she's heading back for 
one more semester. Typical! She spent the 
summer working on her mom's new house and 
building a small dory boat. T Liz Leary 
graduated from Wheaton, with a major music 
award. She now has a regular gig at the 
Bookcellar Cafe in Cambridge, singing old 
cowboy songs. Stop by and catch her act! T 
Heather Hinrichs has returned from a semester 
in Bali, with trips to Singapore, Malysia and 
England as well. She's returning to UNH, after 
working in Oregon for the summer. She'll be 
living with Heidi Danielson, who is also in her 
last year at UNH. Heidi will be heading back to 
Hampshire for the Halloween festivities this year. 
T Charity Lombardi graduated from Wheaton, 
and will be heading for graduate school this fall. 
T Carrie Walton is back at Georgetown. 
Congratulations to Carrie on her GDA Trustee 
appointment! ▼ Luke Gilfeather returned the 
postcard, and writes, "I love and miss you all 
very much! Call me! Let's get together and 
discuss good of GDA!" In typical Luke fashion, 
he crossed out his name, and tried to make it 
look like it was from Eric Gilman. No need to 
wonder what Luke has been doing lately. ▼ 
Mark Edwards graduated Dean's List from 
Clarkson. Right now he's doing carpentry and 
construction until a "real" job opens up. He's 
also considering graduate school. T Brendon 
O'Brien is currently selling mutual funds in 
Beverly Hills. T Jed Mixter claims that he is 
taking up fly-fishing since the Grateful Dead are 

retired. He's back at Colorado College for one 
more year. ▼ Chris D 'Orio is a tennis 
professional at a club in Clearwater Beach, FL. 
He graduated with a B.A. in economics from 
Union. His brother Brendt '95 is now at GDA. 
He has recently heard from Martin Lacroix and 
Matt "Corndog" Caron. T Matt graduated from 
Oswego, and is now working in a restaurant on 
Sanibel Island, FL (or what's left of it after 
Hurricane Andrew). He'll be entering the Police 
Academy in October. Yes, I'm serious! We all 
knew he wore those Ray-Bans for something. By 
the reunion he'll be Officer Caron. Why don't 
you all think about that for a while! ▼ As for 
myself, I have one more semester at Hampshire 
College, then I'm moving to San Francisco in 
January. Please feel free to call me anytime this 
fall. I look forward to hearing from you! T I do 
have some unhappy news to report. Some of you 
may remember Rich Lawbaugh from our 
freshman year. This past April Rich was in a fatal 
car accident. Because I knew so little about 
Rich's life after GDA, I asked his mother to send 
me some information. Rich went on to graduate 
from Amesbury High School, and continued his 
education at UMASS/Amherst. After taking his 
sophomore year off to travel and work, Rich 
returned to UMASS, changing his major from 
engineering to political science. In her letter, 
Rich's mom described him as someone whose 
priority in life was the happiness of those who 
surrounded him, which in turn made him a 
person at peace with himself. Sandra Claudell, 
Rich's mom, offers her support and comfort to 
anyone who has lost anyone close to them. If 
anyone would like Ms. Claudell's address, or 
would like to know more about Rich's life after 
GDA, please contact me, Again, our sympathy 
goes out to Ms. Claudell and Rich's brother Paul. 


Jennifer L. Katz, Secretary 
5 Dennison Road, Apartment C6, Durham, NH 03824 

T Alison Magee spent the summer in 
New York City attending NYU summer school. 
She is back at William Smith College this fall for 
her senior year! T Daniel Nadeau writes. "This 
summer I am tending bar and waiting tables at 
the country club, and also running a snack bar 
there on holidays and weekends. I will also be 
working in a shipping warehouse. Looking 
forward to my senior year and the second half of 
my term as president of Chi Psi (my fraternity). 
In my free time this summer, I plan on playing 
golf and seeing friends from GDA and Rollins. T 
Ashley Newbert took a semester off from UVM 
to work in Boston. She works at Kidder Peabody, 
a brokerage firm. She writes, "It was an amazing 
experience, but I'm ready to go back to college!" 
Ashley talks to — and parties with — Jenn 
Ashare, Kristin Brown, Jess Clapp, Matt 
Downing, MI Forrest, Joy Fosdick, Dan 
Nadeau, Pat Riley, Derek van Vliet and Rob 

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Class Notes 

Wattie. T Derek is hanging out for the summer. 
Doing some casual work. Still partying and 
finding that life as a 21-year-old is too much fun. 


Margo L. Doyle, Secretary 

Georgetown University, Villa le Baize 

Via Vecchia Fiesolana. 26. 50014 Fiesole, Italy 

Greetings, Class of '90, from Florence, 
Italy!! I am slowly adapting to the Italian lifestyle 
here, and was so thankful to receive many letters 
from you all. Fellow graduates are doing some 
very interesting things: ▼ Alyssa Huber is still 
extremely happy at USC. She is interning in 
Washington, D.C., this semester, and entering the 
highly competitive USC cinema school this 
spring. She attended Beth Ashby's wedding that 
was held in the GDA chapel, and said it was 
beautiful. Congratulations, Beth! She also 
recently saw Alex Pinsky, who worked on a 
dude ranch in Wyoming this summer. T Jodi 
Packard spent the summer on the Cape. T Sara 
Shyavitz is heading to Zimbabwe, Africa, to 
study for the fall. She is majoring in 
anthropology at Ithaca and is really looking 
forward to this trip. She's also been playing 
lacrosse at Ithaca, and in a summer league at 
Babson College, where she saw Catherine Tuthill 
'91. She also sees Pat Plante a lot. T I spoke 
with Pat this summer, and he's doing really well. 
Michelle Kahn is trying to get him to transfer to 
Cornell University, where she is now enrolled. I 
spent a month with her in Florida this summer. 
She worked in the VA hospital on the Pensicola 
Naval Base, and loved it. T Mike Yeagley has 
been working as an associate in a public affairs 
law firm, and is ready to return to college life. He 
enjoyed the work, but realized just how much he 
likes being a student! He spoke with Kyrie 
Stevens, who is doing well and has a new 
girlfriend. T Pete Langley writes, 'After taking a 
semester off and traveling in Australia, Rick 
Habib and I have decided to move to Florida. 
We have just received word that our loan has 
been approved (after significant co-signing), and 
we are becoming part-owners of the White Sands 
Bar & Grill in Cocoa Beach, FL! Kevin Burke is 
currently studying at WPI, and doing well. He 
will be joining us in Florida in January, after the 
fall semester. Dave Eliot is working as a farm 
hand and attending school in Appleton, WI. We 
all say hello." T Neil Penick writes, "Things are 
continuing to go well for me at Kenyon. I'm an 
English major and devoting a lot of time to 
studying and a singing group I recently joined. 
I'm in Lexington for one last summer, taking it 
easy, working as a painter. I keep in touch with 
Holly Stern, who is working for Kidder-Peabody 
in New York." T Kristin Morgan is still at 
Villanova, and looking forward to sharing a 
house with five friends this year. She spent the 
summer in France working for a paper company. 
T Jon Lewis is still at Emory, surviving the pre- 

med track. He declared as an English major this 
spring, hoping to catch the med school admis- 
sion people's attention. He joined Gamma Delta, 
and is loving life as a brother. He attended the 
national meeting in Arlington, VA, which just 
happens to be a few towns over from where his 
girlfriend lives. How convenient! He and Pete 
Longo have also been hanging around this 
summer — Lallapalooza and various trips into 
Boston, where Pete had some problems with 
accuracy. But he can elaborate on that story! T 
Dan Vinkovetsky is living in a great apartment, 
and still seeing Anya Stagakis. Jon also ran into 
Dave Graichen, who just returned from playing 
hockey in the juniors, and is going to play at 
school in Wisconsin. T Jeff Leggette has 
transferred from Whittier College to California 
State University — Dominguez Hills. He worked 
at an ice cream shop this summer, and dealt with 
the sometimes obnoxious public. He spoke with 
Don Conley, Bob Foster '89 and Kimani Jones 
'92 recently. ▼ Don has been working at a pres- 
tigious restaurant frequented by many celebrities: 
Jerry Tarkanian, Erin Willis and Gerald Wilkins. 
T Jeff also attended a GDA banquet in 
California, and had a great evening with the 
Bragdons, Ms. Crowe and Zack Aron. T I spoke 
with Kevin O'Handley before I left the States. He 
was a counselor at a camp in Maine again, and 
gained several female admirers. (Kevin — robbing 
the cradle? That's all I want to say.) He is excited 
about going back to U. Mass, where he's living 
off campus with friends. T Dave Johnson was 
awarded the Sewall Greek Prize and the Sewall 
Latin Prize at Bowdoin College, and was named 
a James Bowdoin Scholar in 1991 for academic 
excellence. That's all for now. Please write and 
tell me how your fall is going. Also, please send 
any changes of address. Finally, if you are study- 
ing abroad and come near Florence, give me a 
call. The food here at the villa is great, and we 
live on a steep mountain, so after a short walk 
around the town you can burn all of the calories 
from dinner. I hope everyone is having a great 


Nicole F. LaTour, Secretary 

Box 1284, College Center, Union College 

Schenectady, NY 12308 

Well, I hope that everyone had a relaxing 
summer. It seems that everybody has been very 
busy. T Kori Winter spent the summer scooping 
ice cream with Becky Baker. She is attending 
B.U, where she is pre-med, and is really enjoying 
the city life. T Mia Lindenfelzer has also 
become a certified "city girl." She is back in NYC 
ready for another year at NYU, and is living in 
her own apartment. ▼ Easton Craft has also 
moved into an apartment in Boston, and is 
recovering from his summer internship in DC. T 
Michelle Paradis is looking forward to getting 
back to McGill, and moving into her apartment 

in Montreal. She spent the summer working and 
hanging out with Betsy Smith and Mike Burke. 
She also met up with Matt Murphy, Stratton 
Newbert and Bence Oliver in Montreal. They 
spent a lot of time at St. Catherine's enjoying the 
"sights." T Stratton writes, "UVM is great! I 
came home for a week after exams, but had to 
come back up to get ahead by taking summer 
classes. During the week, Burky and I painted a 
house and hung out with Crafty. Matt's coming 
up to Burlington to live with me this summer 
and Bence is living in nearby Lake Placid, so the 
three of us will be hanging out. Matt has finally 
joined AA, Bence is going to propose to Toby, 
and we finally got Easton back from Betsy." T 
Scott McLeod came east this summer and spent 
time with Burke, Tbdd Bairstow, Steve and Mike 
Aron, Phil Gatchell and Chris Troianello. He 
says to say "Hi" to everyone. He sends his 
Congrats to Jedro and the class of '92. I was on 
the Cape this summer, and saw Alexis Colby and 
Karen Queen a few times. We went to Dave 
Corbetfs, where we met up with Phil Gatchell, 
Andy Tanton, Dave Graichen, Meredith Kalil, 
Dede Simons and Ian '90 and Graeme Jones. 
As we sat on the beach, Ian was quick to point 
out that it was indeed an Archon moment... 
Thanks, Ian. I also ran into Nikki St. Andre and 
Leah Colangelo, who kept busy this summer 
working for their dads. People are moving 
around as well. T Regan Jones will be taking a 
year off from Mercer. She's going to take a few 
classes, and will be tutoring children in 
Lawrence. ▼ Ruby Van Loan was up in Maine 
this summer having a blast, and she will be 
transferring to UVM in the fall. T Nick Dunham 
spent the summer in Colorado, and will be 
transferring to Hartwick. I also went to see James 
Taylor with Lindsey Miller, Catherine Tuthill, 
Brian Novelline and Billy Batchelder. T 
Lindsey has moved to Rye, NY, and is looking 
forward to getting back to Trinity. T Billy will be 
going to UNH this fall. It was a night of good 
driving and good moves. The license was C27. 
What was it Cat? I hope that has a great fall, and 
I hope to see more of you soon. In the 
meantime, keep writing! 


Joshua C. Lappin, Secretary 
13 Bobwhite Crescent, PO Box 31, Mashpee, MA 02649 

Greetings fellow alumni!!! I hope everyone 
had a good summer... I certainly did, as a 
member of the New Seabury Golf Maintenance 
Staff with Tyler Maheu. T Tyler is very excited 
to begin his fall. Before heading off to Skidmore, 
he will be taking biology (for the third time) at 
Cape Cod Community College. When Tyler isn't 
busy studying, he will continue working as a 
member of the maintenance staff. Go nuts Ty- 
Dawg!! T Gus Mergins has been enjoying his 
summer, " any stupid way we 19-year-old 

42 The Archon - Fall 1992 

Water stop: Ilse Abusamra '93 hands out cups of water to racers Perrin Long 17 (in white) and Bill 
Cronan 77 during the Reunion Pie Race 

graduates know how." ▼ Gus's buddy Cathy 
Wickes worked at a YMCA camp in New 
Hampshire. She had fun but was upset that she 
missed the Jimmy Buffett Concert. T Speaking 
of Jimmy Buffett, Steve Peabody and the "RT" 
boys enjoyed the festivities this summer at Great 
Woods. Steve writes he saw many good shows, 
but he saw Buffet twice!! I was fortunate enough 
to see Jimmy this summer as well (only once). 
With me were fellow posse members Pam Kurtz, 
Tom Forcier, Erin Elwell, Brooke Whiting, 
Carolyn Mclnnis and Sally Simpkins. ▼ 
Brooke had a cool summer working for a 
veterinarian in Topsfield. She is really looking 
forward to starting school at Amherst College. T 
Carolyn has been up to her usual tricks on Cape 
Cod, where she enjoys life to the fullest. T Pam 
had fun working at a YMCA camp in Delaware. 
She managed to come up to Massachusetts a 
couple times, but unfortunately reports that she 
only saw Jimmy Buffet once (Sorry Steve!). Pam 
had a particularly enjoyable 69-cent McDonald's 
dinner in Newburyport with E-squared, Tom, and 
other notable locals. T Erin had a great summer 
in Newburyport. She enjoyed hearing from many 
posse members, but is slightly concerned that 
Trevor and Bryant fell of the face of the Earth. 
▼ Sally hopes that St. Louis will be slightly 
more exciting than Newburyport, but the 69-cent 

McDonald's dinner night was definitely the best! 
Mercedes Paul had an uneventful summer, but 
was happy to have Christina Morss come down 
for a visit. T Cara Fineman had a great 
summer, in which she saw Dara Shain, Jackie 
Hogan, Tim Gheto and Colin Nix. Cara is very 
excited to begin her career at Tufts University. 
And now the California report: T Charisse 
Charley had a relatively mellow summer. She 
took Julie Kavanagh shopping in Downtown 
L.A., where they were both asked if they were 
movie stars (Of course they said "yes!!'). 
Charisse also saw Amy Nicolo, who spent some 
time this summer in Hong Kong as well as 
California. ▼ While Amy was in California, she 
saw Lisa Widdecke in San Diego. T Randy 
Hemming has spent most of his time with his 
friends out west, but has had time to get into 
"pretty good" shape for football camp. T Chris 
Nielsen has started school out in El Sobrante. 
Niel-frogs is enjoying the new found freedom, 
and would like to say Hi to Marvs, Townie and 
Mini. I've heard from two ex-officio: Kevin Leary 
and Miriam Brandt. T Kevin worked at 
Michael's Harborside Restaurant this summer, 
and he will be attending Northeastern University 
in Boston. T Over in Germany, Miriam writes, 
"Do you know how lucky you Americans are? We 
poor Germans still have one more year of high 

school to go." T Heather ham was busy this 
summer working two jobs: Making change at a 
video arcade and pumping gas. Heather spent 
most of her time hanging out with Paul 
Rasmussen '93, and corrupting Kate Atkins, 
taking her to clubs and Dead Milkmen concerts. 
▼ Kate visited her relatives in England with Jen 
Noon. T Jen had a great time, and she is 
looking forward to starting college at Bryn Mawr. 
T Judy Livingston has been working hard all 
summer as a waitress in New Hampshire. Judy is 
now an English/International Affairs major at 
UNH. This summer, I was lucky enough to keep 
in touch with "The Mountain," Joe Montminy. 
T Joe is really excited to be going to school 
down south at Rhodes College. The last time I 
talked to Joe, he had started classes and was on 
the third line of the football team. Of course, I 
have stayed in touch with Jon Kazanjian. T Jon 
is very pleased to be making his new residence in 
sunny Florida. He is also pleased to report that 
he "bulked up" this summer. Last sighted, Jon 
was up to 345 pounds. Way to go Kaz! T Down 
in New Jersey, Chris Ruggiero enjoyed playing 
hockey and chilling out. Rugg described the 
Jimmy Buffet concert as "an experience," and he 
has made many frequent stops in Newburyport to 
see Niely and Angie. ▼ Fellow Garden State 
resident Devin Sullivan has worked at the 
Brooks Hockey School this summer with Toby 
Harris. Devin is happy to report that he and 
Candice Denby are still going strong. T Amy 
Daniels is looking forward to playing soccer at 
Lafayette. Amy saw lots of people from school, 
including Tara Ryan, Danielle Dupre, Megan 
Manzella and Saundra Watson '93. T Grace 
Jeanes had a busy summer down on the farm in 
Pennsylvania, herding sheep and driving tractors. 
For two weeks, Grace was at Babson Ice Hockey 
Camp where she saw Bob LeBlanc working out. 
T Patrick Gervais had a nice summer in 
Montreal, and has decided to attend U. Mass- 
Lowell where he will be playing hockey. ▼ Nick 
Tibbits had a great experience this summer 
working at a summer camp in Roxbury. Being 
the only white counselor, Nick says, "At first, they 
said I stuck right out, but I fit right in. It was 
one of the most memorable experiences I've ever 
had while working with kids." ▼ Ted Capeless is 
proud to announce that he finished the yearbook 
on July 16th. He has been working at Cedarland 
all summer, and has seen Peter Eliot, Steve 
Scully and Sean Colgate. Ted is very excited to 
start school at Bucknell. ▼ Finally, Barry Hugo 
cleaned limos this summer, and loves it — not!! 
Barry has met many of his future classmates at 
U. Penn, and is looking forward to starting 
school. This concludes the first Archon entry of 
the class of 1992! I am really pleased that I 
received so many responses. I hope to hear from 
even more of you as we head off to college. I 
wish you all the best of luck. Party On!!! 

The Archon - Fall 1992 43 

/<Vom //2£ Alumni Council 

Arthur H. Veasey III '68, President 

In September, 1965, I became a 
member of the Governor Dummer 
community for the first time as a 15 year-old 
sophomore. Little did I know at that moment 
the profound influence the Academy would 
have on my life through its academics, its 
athletics and through the social development 
that nourished a shy but hopeful youngster. 
Now as I approach my 25th Reunion in 1993, 
I look back with everlasting fondness and a 
much greater appreciation for the Governor 
Dummer Experience. I think most others feel 
this way, too. I am repeatedly struck by the 
depth of feeling that most of our alumni have 
for GDA that I do not detect in many of my 
friends who graduated from other New 
England private schools. But fondness and 
appreciation do not always equate to interest 
or involvement. 

Alumni enthusiasm for our school must 
start as a bottom-up process, rekindled by 
friendships and associations inert, but not 
forgotten. The Alumni Council is not a fund- 

raising group for the Academy. The 
Development Office, with the help of our 
class agents, is far more experienced and 
accomplished in that endeavor. Our mission 
is to help bring our alumni and the Governor 
Dummer community together, if only in some 
small way, and to build on that renewed 
kinship. Last year, we organized outings to 
the Big Apple Circus, to an evening of 
Olympic skating at the Boston Garden and 
our now traditional Red Sox outing at 
Fenway Park. Each was a success, and a great 
way to renew old ties while playing spectator 
to a great event. 

Past Council President John Mercer 
was — and still is — a great advocate for 
alumni involvement in the admissions 
process. His vision has already helped set up 
a network of volunteers nationwide that can 
refer good, candidates for admission. When 
John asked me last June if I would consider 
taking over as Council President, it did not 
take me long to respond with an enthusiastic 

"Yes!" I look upon this as my chance to give 
something back to the Academy, and to 
transform fond memories into active interest 
in Governor Dummer today — not just for 
myself, but for all those who participate, 
perhaps for the first time, in a Council- 
sponsored event, attend a reunion or who 
may refer the son or daughter of a friend to 
the GDA Admissions Office. 

We start 1993 with five new additions 
to the Alumni Council and a wide-open 
agenda, ready to thrive on the time, energy 
and enthusiasm of its members. Our aim is to 
involve as many as possible with the 
Governor Dummer community. As President 
of the Alumni Council, I hope to share that 
involvement and spirit with may of you 
throughout the year. I will be new at this job 
and I don't pretend to have all the best ideas 
or the right answers. I therefore invite you all 
to drop me a card or call me. After all, we 
share a common interest. eix 

The Governors Most Wanted 


. his issue of The Archon presents "The 
Governor's Most Wanted," a new feature, 
designed to track down alumni and alumnae 
who seem to have fallen off the edges of 
the Earth. 

As you read through the following list 
of Reunion-year alums, see if you know the 
whereabouts of these people. If you happen 
to have the address or telephone number of 
one or more of these people — or if you 
happen to be one or more of these people 
— please contact the Development Office at 
508/465-1763, write to the Development Of- 
fice, care of GDA, or send the information 
along in you next Class Notes submission. 

Replies may be made anonymously, no 
questions asked. There is a reward: the 
knowledge that you're helping bring the 
GDA community closer together. 

Swett, Russell F. '18 

Cleland, Philip A. '23 

Clapp, George B. '33 

Disbro Jr., Guy '33 

Freeman, Harold H. '33 

Gill, Roland E. '33 

Mensing, Henry S. '33 

Smith Jr., James S. '33 
Sumner, Louis B. '33 
Ward, Stephen D. '33 
Holden, Duncan '43 
Lambert IV, Jordan W '43 
McKay, Donald S. '43 
Munro, James C. '43 
Sewell, J. Nicholas '43 
Stearns III, Lester '43 
Brantley, James W. '48 
Brazier, Edward D. '48 
Dean II, Joshua J. '48 
Hammond, Douglas L '48 
Huff, Alden L. '48 
Kenney, Frank J. '48 
Lawwill, Benjamin H. '48 
Leigh ton, Parker F '48 
MacQueen, Bruce B. '48 
Messing, Richard N. '48 
Reeves Jr., Walter F. '48 
Stein, Nicholas E. '48 
Thibodeau, John W. '48 
Worth, Donn H. '48 
Bowes, Rodney D. '53 
Fallon, John J. '53 

Hannon, John '53 
Hayward, William L. '53 
Johnson, Frank B. '53 
Meyer, Raymond B. '53 
Reeves, G. David '53 
Sears, Keith G. '53 
Swenson, Theodore H. '53 
Williams, Kent '53 
Day, Nicholas E. '58 
Emmons Jr., Thomas A. '58 
Howell, Erik M. '58 
Lewis, Gordon P. '58 
McQuarrie, Allan J. '58 
Palson, Allen C. '58 
Staples, Brewster H. '58 
Aiken II, Richard P. '63 
Andrews, Dexter L. '63 
Bailey, Harwood H. '63 
Beaman, Allen S. '63 
Brown, W Thomas '63 
Holt, Don R. '63 
Johnson, Andrew M. '63 
Marchini, William '63 
Nichols Jr., Ellsworth G. '63 
Brooks, James F '68 
Carpenter Jr., John A '68 

Lappin, Michel P. '68 
May, M. Anthony '68 
McCulloch, Simon K. '68 
Newcomb II, Robert M. '68 
Perry III, Walter '68 
Stevens, Mark L. '68 
Wong, Wilfred M. '68 
Arsenault, Thomas J. 73 
Cline, David L. 73 
Hall, Anthony C. 73 
Hodgetts, Shawn 73 
Manuelian, Mark D. 73 
Mefferd, Gregory R. 73 
Morris III, Casper W 73 
Rex, W. Timothy 73 
Smith, Matthew M. 73 
Smith, Timothy C. 73 
Tye, Mark M. 73 
Botero, Jaime 78 
Casey, Ray A. 78 
Esmiol, Matthew A. 78 
Kinder, David H. '83 
Morris, Bambi L. '83 
Sanders, Elizabeth R. '83 
Tyler, Page A. '83 

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